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Slain engineer's body brought to Delhi
May 01, 2006 18:48 IST
Last Updated: May 01, 2006 19:45 IST
The body of Indian telecom engineer K Suryanarayana, who was killed by Taliban militia, was brought to Delhi from Afghanistan on Sunday on the way to his hometown, Hyderabad.
Indian Airlines flight IC-844 carrying the body of the slain engineer, which was accompanied by officials of the Ministry of External Affairs and representatives of the Bahrain-based Al-Moayed company for which he worked, landed at 1515 IST.
It was later flown to Hyderabad, his home town, on an Indian Airlines flight IC-839. It was accompanied by the president of the Al-Moayed Group, V P Ajan, CEO Pankaj Sehgal and general manager Sachin Singh
The body of 41-year-old Suryanarayana was received at the airport by MEA officials and representatives of the Andhra Pradesh government.
Wreaths were placed on the casket covered in the Indian tricolour on behalf of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy. A wreath was also placed by All India Anti-Terrorist Front President M S Bitta.
"We are shocked at the whole incident and stand by the family of Suryanarayana in this hour of crisis," Sehgal said. Suryanarayana, who was working on a project in Zabul in Afghanistan, was kidnapped by Taliban militia last Friday.
The beheaded body of the telecom engineer was found by a police patrol Sunday morning in Hassan Karez area in southern Zabul province.