A Keralite expat based in Oman got fired from his job at Lulu on Sunday after he posted insensitive comments about the flood victims in the South Indian state.
Rahul Cheru Palayattu, a cashier working in the Lulu Group International’ Oman branch had made fun of the sanitary needs of the flood victims while commenting on a Facebook post put up by volunteers on the ground.
“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,” read his termination letter signed by Lulu’s HR manager in Oman.
After facing backlash on social media, Rahul posted a video on Facebook on Sunday publicly apologizing for his behaviour. “I am really sorry for what I did. I was in an inebriated state when I posted that message. At that time I did not know what I did was a grave mistake,” Rahul said in the video.
But his apology flew in the face of enraged Keralites who are battling the worst floods in a century. More than 370 people have been reported dead so far and half a million displaced after torrential rains and flooding submerged many of its districts.
Source Credit: Khaleej Times