Pune: Woman techie murdered on Infosys campus, police arrest security guard

Rasila Raju OP, an engineer with the software major Infosys was found dead in the conference room around 8 pm on Sunday.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Updated: January 31, 2017 10:51 am
infosys Rasila Raju OP, an engineer with the software major Infosys was found dead in the conference room around 8 pm on Sunday. (file photo)

Pune city police arrested a security guard working at the Infosys campus in connection with the murder of 25-year-old software engineer who was found ‘strangled to death’ in the conference room on the ninth floor of the company building in Hinjewadi IT Park in Pune on Sunday night. Confirming the arrest, senior inspector Arun Waykar of Hinjewadi police station said that the 26-year-old security guard Bhaben Saikia, a native of Assam was arrested from Mumbai in the early hours of Monday.

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Rasila Raju OP, an engineer with the software major Infosys was found dead in the conference room around 8 pm on Sunday. Police said she had an injury on her face and strangulation marks on the neck. Cops said that a computer cable was used to murder her. “She was found dead on the ninth floor of the building in the conference room. Primary probe suggests that she has been strangulated with a cable of the computer. We have been told that she was to make a phone call to her colleagues based in Bengaluru on a project. But after she did not answer the call, the firm’s security officers were informed and when they went to check on her, they found her lying dead,” police said.

A senior police officer said that footage from the security cameras installed on the company premises gave them important clues about the sequence of events leading to the murder. Saikia was being brought to Pune for further interrogation, the officer added.

Police said that though they have information about the motive behind the murder, details would be disclosed only after a detailed probe into the case. Police officials also said they would look into whether all the requisite verifications were done before hiring Saikia by the agency which provides security to the Infosys campus in Pune.

In the last week of December last year, Antara Das, a 23-year-old software engineer with Capgemini, was hacked to death a few metres away from her company campus in Talawade. Pune rural police had later arrested her friend from Bangalore who was allegedly troubling her over phone.

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    Pooja
    Jan 30, 2017 at 1:01 pm
    It's sad how such tragic incidents take place in such reputed company. People work in here sincerely and especially there are people whose parents have all the hopes for them. They stay away from their home to make their parents proud and not to give away their lives. Is this the level of security they are providing to the employees? Please don't take people for granted man! And it's not only the company's fault Its also those cowards residing in our country who think they can acquire control over women by any sort of torture or even they can murder her for their ego and such cowards are never gonna vanish and this is heart breaking
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      Rajat
      Jan 30, 2017 at 4:32 am
      As s must have tried to force himself on her, she would have resisted. This frustoo then killed her.
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        aarti kulkarni
        Jan 30, 2017 at 10:26 am
        Few questions lt;br/gt;1. Is it OK if she was murdered at home instead of in office?lt;br/gt;2. Is is OK if she was killed by someone other than an amese?lt;br/gt;3. Why is women's safety a responsibility of the government or the company?lt;br/gt;4. If a man can feels safe anywhere anytime why doesn't the woman have the same experience?lt;br/gt;5. Why should she be constantly occupied in her mind by the task of ensuring her own safety?lt;br/gt;The fact is men consider women to be belonging to the indoors. Some comments below actually validate this. Men cant stand a woman in their domain, that is the 'outside world'. Not as a equal, never as a superior. They cant manage to share the same respect to a woman that they would offer a man. Women are objects of desire and nothing else. lt;br/gt;Lets not get into ' all men are not the same' and 'all women are not vulnerable' debate. The rampant rapes and murders are proof enough. High time we spend serious effort in raising our boys to be real human beings and not slaves of their desire/ego/anger.
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          Amaresh
          Jan 31, 2017 at 10:29 am
          “This incident has raised some serious questions about the security arrangements at the campus in particular and that at the workplaces, in general, where women work. I want to ask, why was this girl working alone on a floor on a Sunday? Why were the CCTV footage not being monitored real time and who was responsible for their monitoring? If they had been doing that, the suious movements of the security guard could have been identified.lt;br/gt;Also, the timing of her work — from 2 pm to 11 pm— are very odd specially when she was alone. Why was no other employee asked to work with her. What about the emergency response to the incident and were the emergency alarms working? These questions have to be answered by the company.”
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            ankur
            Feb 2, 2017 at 7:13 am
            This incident was unexpected.This should not happen.pany should take responsibility for such type of incident inside the campus.Before hiring a employee company should do verification and will check the background...Some time girlss do avoid small things and such type of people get guts to misbehave again...Girls should always take a action if anyone is misbehaving..
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              Daphne D'
              Feb 3, 2017 at 9:17 am
              What can an employee do if she is asked to work alone in office with a peon or security gurad. I was asked to work alone for 3 incidences ( 5 days each incidence) Spoke to the HR but they took it casually. Even the HoD felt that I must work alone in office as they cannot keep the office shut. Please help!
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                Rajesh
                Jan 30, 2017 at 2:27 pm
                Her body was detected after two hours of her death - what can you expect of welfare from a company like Infosys? Does Mr. Murthy still holds shares in this company?
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                  Rajesh
                  Jan 30, 2017 at 2:26 pm
                  Young woman employee asked to work ALONE in office on Sunday and that too in late evening hours. Also, there is no mechanism to care of welfare of the employee - what is an employee working alone in office gets an Heart Attack?
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