Infosys awaits techie’s fate in terror-hit Brussels

Bengaluru: Global software major Infosys Ltd. is waiting for an official communique on the fate of its employee Raghavendra Ganesh, who has bee missing in terror-hit Brussels since Tuesday.

“We have no further information on Ganesh. We are also waiting to know from the government, its external affairs ministry or the authority concerned,” a company spokesman told IANS here on Friday.

The 28-year-old Indian-born techie was believed to be in a metro rail on that fateful day (March 22) when the Maelbeek metro station in the Belgian capital was rocked by an explosion, in which at least 20 people died and several were injured.

“We learnt from a tweet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj posted on Twitter that Ganesh’s last phone call was traced to the metro rail in which he was travelling when terror struck the main metro station in the city,” the spokesman recalled.

“Raghavendran Ganesh — We have tracked his last call in Brussels. He was travelling in the metro rail,” Swaraj tweeted on Thursday.

As the explosions at Brussels airport and metro stations on Tuesday were fallout of terror strikes and its impact being sensitive, the IT firm is depending on the foreign ministry and the Indian embassy in Brussels, as the incident was being handled at the highest official level between the two governments.

“It is best to go with what the authorities or ministry is saying in this matter. We will update you when we have more information,” the spokesman added.

Barring a brief note on one of its employees missing in the aftermath of the terror attacks in Brussels and that it was in touch with his family in India, the company did not share any information on Ganesh.

“We are trying to reach one employee with whom we have not been able to connect as with all other employees,a the company said in a terse statement on Tuesday, without specifying how many of its techies, including Indians work in Brussels.

Like the media, the company also learnt from a tweet Swaraj posted on Tuesday that she spoke to Ganesha’s mother Annapoorni and assured her of all help in tracing her son.

It is also learnt that Ganesh spoke to his mother in India an hour before the blasts ripped the Brussels airport and the metro rail station.

Swaraj also appealed to Indians living in Brussels to help locate Ganesh in the Belgian capital.