Ankireddy Viswakanth, an alumnus of Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, an IT professional from Guntur working for Infosys, is one among those people who has been taken hostage by an armed gunman in a cafe in Sydney, Australia.
Viswakanth’s father is a farmer belonging to Sampat Nagar, SMS temple street in Old Guntur. He was a student of Vizianagaram’s school during 1990 and 1994.
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu has ordered the senior officials of the state to be in contact with the Ministry of External Affairs to grab the latest developments about Viswakanth.
The Infosys also confirmed the news, saying one of its employees is being held hostage at LIndt Cafe in Sydney.
In a statement released by Infosys, the company said, “We can confirm that one Infosys employee is among the hostages at the Lindt Cafe in Sydney. The family of the employee has been informed and we are extending all possible support to them in this difficult time. We hope that this situation gets resolved peacefully and at the earliest”.