Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has confirmed that in Brussels attack one Indian man has also lost his life.
On her Twitter account, the Minister’s statement reads:
I am deeply pained to inform that Brussels authorities hv identified Raghavendran as one of the victims of terror blasts in Brussels. His mortal remains are being handed over to the family in Brussels.
Sushma Swaraj also said that Raghavendran was traveling in the same coach which the suicide bomber had targeted:
Unfortunately, he was travelling in the same coach of the metro in which the suicide bomber blew himself up. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.
Embassy of India for Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union also issued a statement:
Mortal remains r in process of being handed2family f Raghvendran to be taken 2 India from Amsterdam airport. Ind Embassies in
#Brussels&the Hague r assisting d family2transport d mortal remains2India by today’s flight.V r sad & grieved2 hear d news.
Earlier the Indian embassy had vowed that it won’t stop searching for Raghvendran:
Will leave no stone unturned2find Raghvendra, missing infosys employee.
While this news is devastating for the Indians, another news which is doing the rounds is that ISIS has ‘crucified an Indian Catholic priest on Good Friday’ as was earlier being speculated, after he was kidnapped from old people’s home where four nuns were also shot dead by the terrorists. The Indian government has not confirmed it till now but the Archbishop of Vienna, Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, reportedly told a gathering at the St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna that the Indian priest was indeed crucified on the Good Friday.
56-year old Christian Priest Thomas Uzhunnalil was abducted by terrorists close to ISIS after they attacked an old people’s home in Aden, southern Yemen. They also killed 14 people including women on March 4th, 2016.