A 25-year-old employee of IT major Infosys hailing from Kerala was allegedly found strangled to death inside the campus premises in Hinjewadi IT Park on Sunday night, making it the second murder of a female software professional in the city in a span of a month.
The deceased has been identified as Rasila Raju O.P. According to Assistant Commissioner of Police Vaishali Mane, teams from the Hinjewadi police station rushed to the spot on getting a call about a dead body of a lady being found on the ninth floor of the conference room building inside the Infosys premises in Phase II of the IT park.
The software engineer was strangled to death by a computer cable. Her face bore marks of violence as well, police said, remarking that she was hit hard before strangulation.
While the police are yet to ascertain the motive, they have detained Bhaben Sailcia, a 26-year-old from Assam who worked as a watchman in the office as the prime suspect.
The police claim that the victim was murdered before 5p.m. and 6.30 p.m. Sunday evening and alleged that the watchman was the only one who could have access to the room where the deceased was working on a project on Sunday.
Ms. Raju was apparently on a 2 p.m. -11 p.m. shift. At 5 p.m., her team in Bangalore stopped receiving her calls. The worried team then alerted security in the Pune campus.
It was late evening by the time the police reached the Infosys premises.
By this time, the suspect was trying to make his way to Assam via Mumbai. However, the police were able to trace his movements by tracking his mobile number. He was nabbed from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) in the wee hours of Monday morning.
“We have begun the primary probe. An FIR will be shortly registered. We are checking the CCTC footage and questioning other employees of the company,” Ms. Mane said.
In December last year, Antara Das, an employee of Capgemini ,was brutally murdered outside her office in the city’s Talawade area.