Indian couple found dead in Abu Dhabi residence
A couple from the south Indian state of Kerala have been found dead in their flat in Abu Dhabi, according to media reports.
Janardhanan Pattiery, 57, worked at a travel agency and Minija, 52, worked at a chartered accountant and audit firm.
Hailing from Kozhikode district in Kerala, they were residents of Abu Dhabi for nearly 18 years.
The couple’s only son had studied in Abu Dhabi school and now works in Bangalore, India.
On Thursday evening their son phoned me saying his parents weren’t answering calls for the past four days. I visited their building. The caretaker said he hadn’t seen them for a few days. On Thursday night, police found them dead inside their flat,” the friend said.
Pattiery had lost his job. Earlier they had sold their car. All friends and colleagues are shocked. This is unexpected.
According to a colleague and friend, the couple from Kozhikode district maintained a “normal” lifestyle but Pattiery had recently lost his job.
“They were calm and quiet people. I don’t remember them having any issue with anyone,” a colleague and friend said.
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