A 25-year-old woman from Kerala who was working with Infosys was found murdered at her office in Pune. K Rasila Raju was allegedly strangled with a computer wire. The incident took place on the ninth floor of the Infosys building. A security guard has been arrested in connection with the murder.
The victim works as systems engineer at the Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park in Hinjewadi. The accused, identified as Bhabhen Saikia, allegedly killed Rasila by strangling her with a computer cord in her cabin inside the office on Sunday night. A case of murder has been registered.
She had a computer wire around her neck. The police say there were signs that she had also been struck hard on her face.
“On the basis of the CCTV footage from the company premises and other clues, we zeroed in on a security guard from Assam, who after the incident, fled and now has been held in Mumbai,” said police officer Arun Waikar.
Saikia worked with a private security firm and was deputed at Infosys six months ago, police said. A background check at the time of appointment had shown no previous record of crime.
“We are deeply saddened & shocked by the tragedy at Pune DC. Our hearts go out to our colleague’s family in this time of grief,” the tech giant tweeted on Monday.
“The incident might have taken place around 5 PM but we received a call around 8 PM. Rasila was employed as a software engineer by the firm,” Assistant Commissioner of Police Vaishali Jadhav-Mane said.
“Her manager was trying to call her, but there was no response. He then called and asked a security guard to go and check, and when the security guard went to see her, the woman was found lying on the floor in an unconscious state in the conference room,” the officer added.
The cause of the murder is not yet known.