Sunday, December 25, 2011

Ethiopian woman leaps to her death in Oman

MUSCAT: A woman leapt to her death from the fifth floor of a building near Barka roundabout on Friday evening.

The victim was identified as an unskilled worker from Ethiopia working as housemaid for the last few months in Barka.

“It happened at around 7:45pm. We heard a noise of something falling near the Bank Sohar branch building. We found the victim’s body on top of a car parked in front of the building. Later, police came and cleared the body from the scene,” an eyewitness said.

Royal Oman Police (ROP) sources told Times of Oman that they have initiated a probe into the incident.

Sources told Times of Oman that the victim was working as a housemaid for the last four months at one of the offices in the building where she leapt to death.

Youth’s body found
Meanwhile, a youngster’s body was found behind one of the garages in Quriyat Souk on Friday. The body was in a decomposed condition and was beyond recognition.

Later, a special team from ROP identified the deceased as a resident of Al Jenin area in the Wilayat of Qurayat.

An ROP source said that they have initiated a probe into the death and they suspect an overdose of drug behind the death.

Sources in the locality told Times of Oman that the deceased had been a drug addict for the last few years and was missing for the last three days.