1. From Bengaluru to Pune: Infosys techie murder shows women not safe inside office, leave alone outside

From Bengaluru to Pune: Infosys techie murder shows women not safe inside office, leave alone outside

The brutal murder of a 23-year-old woman IT professional on the premises of Infosys in Pune is another reminder that no place is a safe place for women in India.

By: | Updated: January 30, 2017 1:15 PM
infosys, pune, bengaluru, infosys murder, woman techie murder, infosys techie murder, women safety, women safety india Rasila Raju OP was found murdered inside Infosys office in Pune. (IE file)

At a time when India is still shocked with the mass molestation incident during New Year Celebration in India’s IT capital Bengaluru, the brutal murder of a 23-year-old woman IT professional on the premises of Infosys in Pune is another reminder that no place is a safe place for women in India. The question is: How can someone kill a woman in the office of a company like Infosys?

Police have arrested a security guard, 26, in connection with the murder of the Infosys employee, who was found dead on Sunday night in a conference room of the company in Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park at Hinjawadi in Pune, according to PTI. The woman, OP Rasila from Kerala, was working as a system engineer with the company. She was allegedly strangulated with the help of a computer cord and was hit hard on the face, according to police.

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In the last one month, this is the second incident when a woman IT professional has been killed in Pune. On December 25, police had revealed shocking details of the murder of a 23-year-old IT professional with Capagemini, who was hacked to death just 500 metres away from her office. The woman, Antara Das, was from West Bengal. Her family members had told police that Das was being followed by a youth, who was with her during training in Bengaluru.

In May 2016, A 25-year-old woman working in a private firm was found dead at her office in Hyderabad. Her family had alleged she was killed by a colleague. The body of the woman, M Samatha from Warangal, was found hanging from the ceiling.

The repeated attacks on women across India’s major IT destinations — Bengaluru, Pune and Hyderabad — are a blot on India’s tech story. While Bengaluru was a shocking reminder of how vulnerable women are in the country, murders in Pune show what happens when the society, law and administration go soft on assaulters. It happened in Bengaluru as police chose to let the rowdies have a free run and later some politicians even accused the women of inviting trouble with their “western” attire. But, what explanation can be provided for the murder inside office?

The latest incident in Pune also shows many companies, even as big as Infosys, have no foolproof arrangements for the safety of their employees, though they can build foolproof IT infrastructure for the entire world.

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    Kk
    Jan 31, 2017 at 3:52 am
    Heights of negligence on Safety of employees #Infosys.
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      Kk
      Jan 31, 2017 at 3:56 am
      It is not about woman or man. It is about any employee. Why to make them work with out security. We dont know the reason why that girl is killed. May be the person who did , may have done to the man also. Please all employees - Say 'No' when you have to say that. Nothing is more important than safety.
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      1. anon
        Jan 30, 2017 at 10:55 am
        The service companies have set a mind set where software delivery is more imp than one's personal life; This unfortunate trend is being propagated at all Indian companies; We should strictly avoid working on weekends by 1 or 2 team members in the team; The team can work if the entire team is available in office on such days.
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          Gunasekaran J
          Jan 30, 2017 at 7:52 am
          Is there any safe place for women in India?Yes. There is a place for every women right at the place where they are. Only when they are physically strong enough to stand against the one who dares to touch them. The more empowered Women become, the more Men challenge them. Women now have got all the freedom they want. But they are vulnerable because they are weak. So all that now women need is the physical strength. If they step out from beauty parlors and spend some time in gym, Besides the fashion, if the start wearing some sports wear, then naturally this will be solved. I bet.
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            Anamika
            Jan 31, 2017 at 12:19 pm
            Infosys wakeup. ITs time to change and improve. Rape case in Pune, suicide in Hyderabad Campus and now Murder in Pune office. OMG...whats happening. Infosys loosing all its charm, name, faith and fame because of all these. The day is not too far when people think 100 times before joining company like this, if don't learn the lessons for this incident.Explaination of what safety measures you have is not required. Question here is how far the safety measures are implimented and providing safety to employees.
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            1. RSimha Simha
              Jan 30, 2017 at 6:26 am
              Looks like everybody forgot the Rape on Infosys Pune campus
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              1. Ankita Singh
                Jan 30, 2017 at 6:14 am
                Companies, even as big as Infosys, have no foolproof arrangements for the safety of their employees, though they can build foolproof IT infrastructure for the entire world. :(What explanation can be provided for the murder inside office?????
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                  Suman
                  Jan 30, 2017 at 9:54 am
                  Some suggestions are to put cctv inside every conference room and rest rooms and dormitory OR each female employee must be provided with a private security guard or body guard.
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                    Balagopal
                    Feb 3, 2017 at 6:06 am
                    Infosys , its an utter shame on you.You don't value your employees any more.The time is not so far that the employees will be thinking twice before joining you.Why people like Narayanamurthy are keeping their mouth shut.
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