Muscat: An expatriate from the south Indian state of Kerala has been reportedly missing since last Thursday, his office staff has claimed.
"Sajesh Sadananthan Pappan, hailing from Mavelikara in Kerala, is an AC mechanic with us.
"He has not reported for duty after the holidays. We have sought police and Indian Embassy's help to find him," Sajesh's office colleagues said.
Sajesh had left his Al Khoud office last Wednesday, informing office colleagues that he was going to meet his friends in Ruwi.
"He told us that he had to collect some parcel sent from India by his family from a nurse in Ruwi. Having made some enquiries on our own, we have learnt that he had gone there and did collect the parcel. Later, he went to his friend's place, stayed there for a night. On Thursday evening he informed his friends he was going to Ghala and left the room. Since then, there has been no news about his whereabouts," Sajesh's office friends added.
"Sajesh had two GSM phones and both of them are switched off. As far as we know, he is a good person. We don't know what has happened to him," his friends said.
Last week, two expatriate Indians were reported missing from their Rex Road residence.
According to the person who had filed the police complaint, the room shared by the missing persons was found vandalised and their car was missing too.
"Their names are Sharique and Rizwan and both belong to the south Indian state of Kerala. When we went to their room at around 2am on Friday, we found the lights switched on. The room had been vandalised, the personal belongings lay strewn all around and the lock of the door had been tampered with. We immediately informed the police," said Jamshir M., who filed the complaint.
According to Jamshir, they had moved into the Rex Road accommodation a month ago and had told the landlord that they worked for a bank in CBD.
Officials at the Ruwi police station, where the complaint has been filed, said fingerprints had been collected from the room and investigations are on.