Missing Indian Techie Hari Sudhan Found Dead in Helsinki
Photo Credit: Hari Sudhan/ LinkedIn
Indian technical professional Hari Sudhan, who was reported missing in Helsinki earlier this month, has been confirmed dead. The dead body of Sudhan was found in the sea off Hernessari beach by the local police, Vani Rao, the Indian ambassador to Finland, said.
“The Helsinki police found a body in the sea yesterday and identified it as that of Shri Hari [employed with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)]. Their investigations are ongoing,” said Rao in a message, the Times of India reported.
Rao added that the Indian embassy is in regular touch with the family of the deceased and TCS to help them fulfill all formalities at this time of distress.
The Finnish Police informed the Indian embassy that the investigation in this case has been handed over to a special team specialized in investigating serious crimes.
TCS Mourns Hari Sudhan’s Death
More than 500 people working for TCS in Finland are shocked after this incident.
“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,” TCS spokesperson quoted the Times of India as saying.
Hari reached Finland in 2016, and was working with TCS in the financial domain.
Helsinki Police also released the last photograph of Hari Sudhan on Fredrikinkatu in central Helsinki, which was taken at around 5.40pm on Sept. 8. In the photograph, he is seen walking towards his home at Kalevankatu. His phone was last located on the same day at 06.45pm in Hernesaari.
The deceased’s father Balakanna had earlier said that Sudhan contacted his mother on the evening of Sept. 8. He added that Sudhan had the habit of going for small trips on the weekends, but he did not return on Monday. Following Sudhan’s absence, TCS employees informed the embassy on Sept. 10, and a complaint was filed the next day.