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Brussels attacks: Infosys victim’s body to be taken to Chennai

india Updated: Mar 29, 2016 10:45 IST
Brussels attacks Infosys

Infosys employee Raghavendran Ganeshan had been missing since the March 22 attacks in Brussels.(PTI Photo)

The body of an Infosys employee who was killed during last week’s Brussels attacks, will be taken to Chennai on Tuesday according to officials.

Infosys employee Raghavendran Ganeshan was killed while travelling in the Brussels Metro which was attacked by one suicide bomber on March 22.

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“I am deeply pained to inform that Brussels authorities have identified Raghavendran as one of the victims of terror blasts in Brussels. His mortal remains are being handed over to the family in Brussels. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family,” Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj said in a tweet on Monday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took to Twitter to express his condolences for Ganeshan and his family.

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

Raghavendran’s remains will be flown to Chennai on Tuesday for last rites, officials said.

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

Raghavendran, 31, is survived by his wife and a one-month-old baby.

He had been recruited to Infosys through a campus placement programme and was working in Brussels from the past four years.