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Complaint made against co-worker in Abbasiya stabbing
March 4, 2017, 3:57 pm

The husband of the Indian nurse stabbed in Abbasiya last week registered a formal complaint at the Indian Embassy against his co-worker in a latest development in the case. Nurse Gopika was attacked last week while returning home and sustained injuries that had to be treated at Farwaniya hospital before her condition became stable.

Gopika’s husband Biju has alleged that his co-worker, Prabhakaran Periyasami from Tamil Nadu, was involved in the crime. Prabhakaran, who worked as a technician at an automobile workshop, is alleged to have had an ongoing financial dispute with Biju.

The Indian Ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Sunil Jain has stated to local media that Prabhakaran left Kuwait for India within hours of the attack. He added that the case will be forwarded to the Indian authorities for further action and to bring justice to the victim.

On their part, the police have combed CCTV footage from the nearby shops and have identified similarities between the culprit and Prabhakaran. The victim has also pointed out the similarities of her attacker with Prabhakaran in her statement to the police.

Prior to recent developments, the authorities had considered the crime on Indian nurse Gopika a robbery attempt that was part of the growing criminal behavior in Abbasiya. The case gained attention with Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj condemning the attack and requesting the Indian Embassy in Kuwait to pursue the incident with authorities at the highest level.

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