Body of Infy techie Raghavendran Ganeshan, killed in Brussels terror attack, to be flown to India today

The body of India-born techie Raghavendran Ganeshan, who was killed in the March 22 terror strikes in Brussels, would be flown to India on Tuesday.

Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016, 11:04 AM IST
Body of Infy techie Raghavendran Ganeshan, killed in Brussels terror attack, to be flown to India today

Bengaluru/New Delhi: The body of India-born techie Raghavendran Ganeshan, who was killed in the March 22 terror strikes in Brussels, would be flown to India on Tuesday.

Ganeshan had gone missing after the terror strikes in Brussels, but was confirmed killed yesterday.

His body was charred beyond recognition and could be identified only after matching DNA samples with his brother.

Raghavendran's mortal remains shall be taken to Chennai today for the last rites, officials said.

The victim's parents, C Ganeshan and Annapoorna, flew to Brussels last Wednesday. His brother, Venkatesan studying in Germany, also joined them.

The 28-year-old techie was said to be in a metro train on March 22 when the Maelbeek metro station in the Belgian capital was rocked by an explosion, in which at least 20 people died and many were injured.

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said late on Monday night: "The Belgian authorities have identified Raghavendran as one of the victims of the barbaric terror attacks of March 22."

In a statement issued in Bengaluru, the IT major said: "It is with deep regret that we confirm the passing of our colleague Raghavendran Ganeshan in the terrible attack in Brussels."

Offering her "heartfelt condolences" to the bereaved family, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted that his mortal remains were being handed over to the family in Brussels.

"I am deeply pained to inform that Brussels authorities hv identified Raghavendran as one of the victims of terror blasts in Brussels. Unfortunately, he was travelling in the same coach of the metro in which the suicide bomber blew himself up," she posted.