Infosys techie missing in terror-hit Brussels
Bengaluru: Raghavendran Ganesh, an Indian employee of global software major Infosys Ltd. is missing in the aftermath of Tuesday’s terror attacks in Brussels.
Though the company did not disclose the missing employee’s name and age, it said it was in touch with his family and was working with the Indian embassy in the Belgian capital and local authorities to locate the missing techie on priority.
“We are trying to reach one employee with whom we have not been able to connect as with all other employees,” the city-based IT outsourcing firm said in a statement on Wednesday, without specifying how many of its techies, including Indians, work in Brussels.
“We reached out to all our employees in the city to ascertain their whereabouts and safety following the (terror) attacks in Brussels,” the statement added.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted that she spoke to Annapoorni, mother of the employee Raghavendran Ganesh, and assured her of the government’s efforts to trace her son.
“I hv spoken to Raghavendran’s mother Mrs Annapoorni. I assured her that we will spare no effort to locate her son in Brussels.”
It was also learnt that Ganesh spoke to his mother in India an hour before the blasts ripped the Brussels airport on Tuesday morning.
Sushma Swaraj also appealed to Indians living in Brussels to help locate Ganesh in the Belgian capital.
Posting a picture of the techie, she wrote: “Indians in Brussels – This is the picture of Raghavendran Ganesh. He spoke to his mother an hour before the blasts in Brussels. Please help us locate Raghvendran.”
At least 35 people were killed and over 200 injured in triple explosions triggered by the Islamic State terror group on Tuesday at the Brussels airport and a metro station.