Expat arrested for setting shop on fire for insurance

The law enforcing team linked to the Bidiya police station has arrested a person of Asian nationality for setting fire to shops in the region. An official source at the Royal Oman Police said that the suspect set fire to his shop in order to obtain the insurance amount and the resulted in the burning of four neighboring shops.  The accused was referred to the judicial authorities to complete the investigation.

ROP had not mentioned the date of the incident, but in August this year, a gas explosion caused a fire in a commercial shop in Bidiyah that spread to a number of neighbouring shops, which led to the injury of one resident and physical damage to the building.