Royal Oman Police (ROP) have detained up to three men for the alleged sexual assault and murder of a 31-year-old Filipina, who worked as a waitress at a hotel in Qurum.
According to local press reports, Pinky Pamittan was reported missing by her employer last Thursday (October 27) after failing to turn up for work. Bausher Police launched an investigation and found her body in a wadi behind Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque on Friday.
“She was found on Friday and was working as a waitress in a hotel restaurant,” a police spokesman was quoted as saying by the Times of Oman. “ So far we don’t know the cause of death, but her body is in the morgue. Initial reports suggest that she was kidnapped and raped.
“The incident most probably occurred on Wednesday after the management reported a missing person on Thursday. The police were only able to find her on Friday thrown in a wadi near the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.”
Pamittan, who came to Oman to support her family back home in the Philippines, leaves behind a young son and her husband. Her mother, Alice Pamittan, who lives in Amman, Jordan, is believed to be flying to Muscat to find out more information about what happened to her daughter.
In the meantime, friends and family have posted tributes to Pamittan under the hashtag #justiceforpinky on social media.
“Ate, I miss you so much. Don’t worry, we’re not gonna end up not getting the justice for you,” said one friend on Facebook.