- The techie was strangulated to death with a computer cable
- Security guard found her lying on the floor of conference room
- Police have zeroed down prime suspect, a security guard in the office
A 25-year-old techie from Kerala was found murdered in her office on Sunday. K Rasila Raju, an employee of Infosys, Pune, was allegedly strangled with a computer wire and was hit hard on the face.
The incident took place in the conference room on the ninth floor of Infosys building at Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park at Hinjawadi. A 26-year-old security guard had been apprehended in connection with the incident.
"We checked CCTV footages from the premises and other clues and have zeroed down the security guard, an Assam native. The suspect, Bhabhen Saikia,m was trying to flee from the place," senior police inspector Arun Waikar said.
Raju, a native of Kozhikode, was working as system engineer with the company and was at the office on Sunday, though it was a holiday, to work on a project. She was at the workstation and was working in collaboration with her two colleagues who were online in Bengaluru. Raju had come to the office at 2 pm and was supposed to work until 11 pm. As her manager failed to establish the connection with her over the phone, he called the security guard and asked to check her. The security guard found her unconscious in the conference room. Police came to know about the incident by 8 pm.
The Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) said a tiff between the security guard and Raju led to an argument between the two and the techie threatened Saikai that she would complain against him. In a sudden fit of rage, the guard strangled her. The murder might have taken place about 5 pm.
On checking CCTV footage, it was found that Saikia had entered Raju's workstation. Police nabbed him from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station as he was trying to escape to Assam.
Raju, was working with Infosys Bengaluru office and moved to Pune in June.
Police have registered case and has started investigation.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:59 PM