Kenya mall attack: Indian victim's family pleads for privacy

New Delhi, Sep 22 (ANI): The family of Indian victim Sridhar Natarajan has pleaded for privacy, in the wake of his death at an upmarket Nairobi mall in Kenya, that was attacked by terrorists on Saturday.

Natarajan's wife Manjula is also in critical condition at a Nairobi hosiptal.

Sridhar's family said that they were in touch with Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) officials in the wake of the horrific incident and pleaded for privacy at this difficult time.

"We have been informed that Manjula is critical while her husband Sridhar Natarajan has succumbed to the injuries. This is difficult time for the family and we are trying to find more information. We are in touch with the relevant authorities in the MEA and we appreciate their help. As we decide the next steps, we will appreciate if our privacy, in this difficult hour, is respected," they added.

According to reports, the other Indian national killed in the attack is eight-year-old Parmanshu Jain, who is believed to be the son of the bank of Baroda manager.

At least 39 people have been killed and more than 150 injured in a possible terrorist attack at Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, with dozens of hostages still trapped inside.

According to reports, men armed with AK47s and grenades opened fire inside the Westgate Mall in the affluent Westlands area of Nairobi, and the al Qaeda-linked militant group al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack. (ANI)


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