Rasila Raju OP, was working at Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park in Hinjawadi, Pune.

Kerala techie strangled to death at Infosys Pune security guard arrested
news Murder Monday, January 30, 2017 - 07:59

A 25-year-old woman software engineer from Kerala, who was working with Infosys in Pune, was found murdered at her workplace on Sunday.

Rasila Raju OP, was allegedly strangled to death with a computer wire by an unidentified person in Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park in Hinjawadi, Pune.

"The incident might have taken place around 5 pm but we received a call around 8 pm. Raju was employed as a software engineer by the firm," assistant commissioner of police Vaishali Jadhav told The Times of India.

Police arrested a security guard on Monday in connection with the murder from Mumbai.

The accused has been identified as 26-year-old Bhaben Saikia from Assam.

Meanwhile, Infosys in a tweet said, "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."

"We are working with the authorities to provide all necessary support," Infosys added in another tweet.


Rasila had come to work even though it was a Sunday while her two team members were online in Bengaluru, she added.

"Her manager was trying to call her, but there was no response. The manager called and asked the security guard to go and check and when the security guard went to see her, she was found unconscious near her workstation," the officer said.

Rasila was taken to hospital immediately but was declared brought dead by doctors, the officer said.  

CCTV footage inside the company is being analysed and a case of murder has been registered. 

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