A 28-year-old nurse, living and working in Oman's Salalah region, was reportedly found dead in her apartment. Chikku Robert, who hailed from Angamaly in Kerala, was also five months pregnant.
Robert was living in Salalah with her husband Linson and they were worked in the same hospital, Badr Al Samaa, for the last two years, Manorama Online reported.
Robert was due at work at 11 p.m. local time on Wednesday. However, when she didn't turn up, Linson went to their flat to look for her. There he found her in a pool of blood, the DNA reported.
"She was found dead in her apartment yesterday. She was supposed to be on duty by 10pm. As she didn't turn up to duty, her husband went to the apartment only to find her lying dead," the Times of Oman quoted Manpreet Singh, the Indian consular in Salalah, as saying.
"Investigation is on; police have sealed the area and the body is kept in Sultan Qaboos Hospital," Singh added.
She died while attempting to resist a robbery, reports said. She reportedly had a dozen stab marks on her body.
Their neighbour, a Pakistani national, has reportedly been taken into custody by the police for the crime.
There has been no notification from the ministry of external affairs yet.
At least 598,674 Indians worked in Oman, a gulf nation, until January 2014, according to Oman's National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).