Muscat: “We firmly believe that Linson Thomas is innocent. We consider him as son, not as son-in-law. We have lost our daughter. If he is released a day earlier, we would be grateful to everyone. We know that he will not do that.”
These were the words of Robert A, father of Chikku Robert, the Indian nurse who was found dead in her apartment in Salalah on April 23. Linson is under police detention in Salalah after Chikku was found dead in her apartment.
“We know that they loved each other very much. Every Friday they used to call us together. Linson is like a son to me. As I have two daughters, we used to love Linson like our elder son. We don’t believe that he can kill her,” Robert, who is knocking the doors of Indian government officials and meeting central ministers to facilitate the speedy release of Linson, said.
Chikku, the Badr Al Samaa nurse from the south Indian state of Kerala, was found dead in her apartment with stab marks on her body, late at night on April 20.
She was supposed to be on duty by 10pm, but as she did not turn up for work, Linson, her husband, who is also working in the same hospital, went to the apartment to look for her, where she was found her lying dead.