Gulf, Aug 20: A Gulf firm has fired a man from Kerala after he made insensitive comments on a social media post on the plight of the flood-hit victims in the state.
The man, identified as Rahul Cheru Palayattu, worked a cashier at Lulu Hypermarket in Bousher in Muscat.
Responding to a social media post where someone was asking if sanitary napkins were required, Rahul wrote below asking if people required condoms too.
The company, Lulu Group International dismissed Rahul Cheru Palayattu, who worked as a cashier at the company's branch in Oman after he mocked the sanitation requirements of the flood victims in Kerala on Facebook, mediareported.
His termination letter by the firm's Human Resource Manager, Nasr Mubarak Salem Al Maawali read, "This is to inform that we have terminated your service with immediate effect because of your highly insensitive and derogatory comments on social media with regard to current flood situation in Kerala, India."
Before he was sacked, Rahul even went live on Facebook, saying, "I apologise to everyone in Kerala. Because of my foolishness, a mistake happened on my behalf. I request everyone to forgive me. After that comment, my friends and others have been abusing me on Facebook."
Rahul also claimed that he was intoxicated when he made the comment.
"I was not in my senses. I was drunk. I may lose my job. I promise that I will not do such things on Facebook, or otherwise, ever again," he said.