Chennai: Hours after the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak disclosed that the Malaysia Airlines Jet with 239 people on board, including five Indians, had crashed, the colleague of a victim from here on Monday requested that the privacy of the victim`s family be respected.
The victim, Chandrika Sharma (51), was on her way to Mongolia on March 7 to participate in a Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) organised conference.
She was to represent international NGO `Collective In Support of Fishworkers` where she works as an executive secretary. The plane was reported missing on March 8.
"Chandrika Sharma`s husband (Narendran) and her daughter are now in Delhi. They are aware of the Malaysian government`s announcement," N Venugopalan, long time colleague of Chandrika told PTI, adding, the victim`s kin were not interested to talk to the media at present.
"If they are willing to talk...I will let you know," he said, adding, "please allow them the privacy they need at this moment."
Chandrika, whose husband is a Tamilian, originally hails from Haryana and is a resident of Chennai since 1993. They have a daughter who is pursuing a degree course in English literature at Dr Ambedkar University in Delhi.