An Infosys employee who went missing after last week’s Brussels attack is dead, the Indian Embassy in Belgium tweeted on Monday.
Raghavendran Ganesh, a 28-year-old India-born techie, was believed to be in a metro rail on March 22 when the Maelbeek station in Brussels was rocked by an explosion.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj had assured Ganesh’s mother help, saying the government was doing its best to find him.
“The Belgian authorities have identified Raghavendran as one of the victims of the barbaric terror attacks of March 22,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said. The Indian Embassy in Brussels said the mortal remains of Raghavendran are being handed over to his family for being taken to India.
“Mortal remains are in process of being handed to family of Raghavendran, to be taken to India from Amsterdam airport,” the Embassy tweeted. Reports earlier stated that Raghavendran had marked himself ‘safe’ on Facebook after the blasts.
“It is with deep regret that we confirm the passing of our colleague Raghavendran Ganeshan in the terrible attack in Brussels. Our thoughts and prayers are with Raghavendran’s family and with those who were injured or lost a loved one in these attacks. We will continue to provide all possible support to his family in this hour of grief,” said Infosys in a statement.
At least 35 people were killed and over 300 wounded after two bombs exploded at Brussels Airport and one at Maelbeek metro station in the Belgian city.