An Indian expatriate was assaulted and robbed of his first salary in broad daylight by masked men impersonating the police in Wadi Kabir on Monday.
Anil Nayan was on his way home after his shift in a Wadi Kabir hospital around 3pm when he was waylaid by a white car with three occupants. “They said they were from the ROP and asked to see my labour card. They were wearing dishdashas and had covered their faces,” he told Muscat Daily.
“Seeing around RO100 in my wallet, one of them pushed me into the car while the others clamped their hands over my mouth and neck,” said the 24 year old victim, who hails from Andhra Pradesh in India.
The motorist then resumed driving. “They took the cash and my mobile phone, and threw me out of the car after a short distance. Unfortunately I could not note down the number as they sped away,” said Nayan, who is working as a cleaner with a leading company in Oman.
“I came to Oman on October 22 and this was my first salary. I spent a lot to reach Oman, and am yet to recover from the shock. I have filed a complaint with the ROP station in Ruwi.”
An ROP official said they were investigating the case.