Four Indians ‘committed suicide’ in last 10 days in Oman

Business Monday 16/May/2016 11:54 AM
By: Times News Service
Four Indians ‘committed suicide’ in last 10 days in Oman

Muscat: Four Indians have reportedly committed suicide during the last 10 days in Oman, Indian social workers said.
In the latest incident, an Indian expatriate working at a cleaning company in Al Hail was found dead in his apartment on Friday. The deceased was identified as Regimon Bhaskaran from the south Indian state of Kerala.
“He didn’t turn up on duty yesterday (Sunday). So when we went to his accommodation, we found him dead hanging in the room,” the deceased’s close friend said.
“He was a bachelor and was working here in Oman for more than nine years. Not much sure what led him to take this drastic step,” the friend added.
Meanwhile, Shameer PTK, a social worker who is coordinating the repatriation process of the body of Regimon, said there were reportedly two more suicide cases in Oman during the last 10 days.
“Last Friday, an Indian woman from Mumbai was found dead hanging in her apartment in Al Khuwair. On May 8, Saneesh Maniyath, a worker at bakery in Kabourah, was found hanging on a tree near his work place,” Shameer said.
Meanwhile, Saneesh’s friends said that he was seen disturbed on May 7. “He had dinner with us and then went out saying he is going out for a smoke. He didn’t return that night. On May 8 morning, we informed the employer. He called the police and we found him dead hanging on a tree,” the friends said.
On May 7, Harish Sunkadakatte, another Indian cleaner, was found dead hanging in his accommodation in Nizwa.
Harsih’s wife told Times of Oman from India that he might have committed suicide due to illness and financial problems.
According to a latest data from the Government of India, 1,384 Indians reportedly committed suicide abroad in the last three years, with the maximum number at 541 reported in the UAE.
Replying to a question in the Lok Sabha (the lower house of the Indian Parliament), Minister of State of Overseas Indian Affairs, V K Singh said 497 Indians had committed suicide in 2013, 451 in 2014 and 436 have ended their lives as of December 4, 2015.
As per details provided by the Minister based on information from Indian missions in 142 countries, 541 Indians have committed suicide in the UAE since 2013 followed by 337 in Saudi Arabia and 123 in Oman.