Mumbai/New Delhi: A 31- years- old Raghvandran Ganesan- Infosys employee is confirmed as dead, yesterday, i.e. on 28th March, in evening. He had been missing, while there being terror attacks in Brussels.
The Belegian authorities after a DNA test identified him, and he was declared as sole Indian victim of the terror attacks in Brussels, where around Thirty- Five people put to death and around 300 and more were injured.
PM Narendra Modi tweeted his condolences to Raghvendran’s family.
A young life, full of hope & promise cut short by mindless violence… condolences to family of Raghavendran, who lost his life in Brussels.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 29, 2016
An Indian by origin- Raghvandran in his last traced call found speaking to his Parents over Skype in India (Mumbai), and it was a working day for which he took the Metro route in Belgian, and later after an hour, there have been witnessed such attacks. However, it was also told by his friend that Raghvandran on his Facebook found marking himself as safe, after there had been two blasts at the Zeventem Airport.
But, from such blasts, the Raghvandran- now deceased went missing, particularly after a third bomb which was blasted at Maelbeek Metro station on the rue de la Loi. Such attack was planned close to the headquarters of the European Union, and it was blasted around an hour later to earlier attacks.
However, today the Indian authorities in Belgium, scheduled to hand over the body of Raghvendran to his parents- Ganesan C and Annapoorni and brother- Chandrasekar, and his body will then be brought to Chennai via Amsterdam. Till then, his body was kept with the Military hospital in Brussels.
Moreover, as per the Second Secretary (consular)- Ajay Agrawal, as the medical identification process in Belgium is very strict, the deceased identification was established after “DNA testing”, and also there were “other factors too” which have contributed in the identification process.
It is notable that the techie- Raghvendran before four years went to Brussels for his work on an Infosys project with Proximus. Moreover, he was a father too, and his Wife- Vaishali and his male child, are now in Chennai.
While, in the response to the claim of Raghvendran’s identification in Brussels, Sushma Swaraj- External Affairs Minister had found tweeted that the Government was trying its best to find him, and later in her Thursday morning’s tweet she further tweeted of his tracking new, as his last call was found, where he had been travelling by the Metro in Brussels.