A 25-year-old woman software engineer of Infosys was allegedly strangled to death by a security guard at her workstation in Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park in Hinjawadi in Pune on Sunday, police said.
Police have arrested security guard, who has been accused in the murder case, from Mumbai.
K Rasila Raju, who hailed from Kerala, was allegedly strangulated with the help of a computer wire. The incident took place on the ninth floor of the Infosys building.
“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 said.
She said though it was Sunday, Rasila was working while her two teammates were online in Bengaluru.
“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.
Infosys has issued a statement on the murder case of woman techie. The statement read:
"We are saddened and shocked at this unfortunate incident and the loss of our colleague. Our prayers and sympathies are with our employee's family and friends.
We are focused on assisting the police with their investigation and providing all possible support to her family."