A man has confessed to the murder of Filipina waitress Pinky Panittam, Royal Oman Police (ROP) have said.
Police announced the arrest of an Asian national in connection with the murder of the 31-year-old hotel worker.
The police announcement stated: “The Department of Inquiries and Investigation and the Boshar ROP were able to identify the suspect involved in the murder of an Asian expatriate woman who was found dumped in a wadi in Boshar.
Investigators were able to identify and arrest the suspect who is of Asian nationality. He confessed his crime to the investigators.
Pinky,a mum-of-one, was sexually assaulted, murdered and dumped in a wadi last week after she went missing. Staff at the hotel where she worked reported her missing last Thursday after she failed to turn up for work at the hotel where she was a supervisor.
Her mother Alice Panittam is flying to Oman to get details on her daughter’s case and family members have spoken of their shock at the news of her murder.