More than two weeks after a Chennai-based Tata Consultancy Services employee went missing in Helsinki in Finland, his body was found in the sea by the local police on Thursday, and it was confirmed on Friday that it was his body.
Hari Sudhan, the deceased, hails from George Town in Chennai. He has been in Finland since February 2016, and suddenly went missing on September 8. He had been working for TCS since 2013.
India’s ambassador to Finland Vani Rao told The Times of India that the body was found in the sea on Thursday and they confirmed that it is the body of Hari Sudhan. The investigation in the case is ongoing and the Indian embassy is in touch with his family to complete all the formalities, she said.
Finnish media had reported on Friday evening that police recovered the body from the sea off Hernesaari beach on Thursday. Police has informed the Indian embassy that the case has been forwarded to the investigation of serious crimes unit, reported ToI.
A TCS spokesperson said, “We are devastated by the incident, and wish to express our deepest condolences to his family and friends. As this is a matter for the Finnish police to investigate and also out of respect for the family we are not in a position to discuss the topic in any further detail. We are in contact with the associate’s family all help and to work out any necessary arrangements, reported Deccan Chronicle.
The police had released a last seen photograph of the techie on Fredrikinkatu in central Helsinki around 5.40pm on September 8 and walking towards his house on Kalevankatu. Later, his phone was last found located at Hernesaari around 6.45pm, reported Deccan Chronicle.
The last time he spoke to his mother in Chennai was on September 8 around 7pm, which is 4.30 pm in Helsinki, according to Balakanna, Hari Sudhan’s father. He further had told ToI that Hari had the habit of going for outings with friends on weekends but he did not return on Monday morning.