Kerala nurse stabbed in Kuwait

Thiruvananthapuram/Kuwait City, Feb 22 (IANS) An Indian nurse from Kottayam in Kerala was stabbed in Kuwait City and is under treatment at Farwaniya Hospital there.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, tweeting about the incident, said that India has taken up the issue of security of Indians in Kuwait at the highest level.

“Our Embassy has taken up the matter at the highest level in Kuwait to ensure safety and security of Indian nationals there,” she said.

“I was informed about the stabbing of Mrs. Gopika Shajikumar an Indian national from Kottayam. I asked for an immediate report and we have complete details of the unfortunate incident,” Swaraj tweeted.

Gopika works at the Al-Jahra Hospital there.

Last week, an Indian nurse from Kerala was found murdered in Oman.

Shebin Jeeva, 31, from Nedumkandam in Idukki district, was found dead in her flat near Dohar Club in Salalah. She was working in a dental clinic there.