BPO manager found dead with throat slit in posh flat

Killers known to him; house completely ransacked

BPO manager found dead  with throat slit in posh flat

A senior manager at a multinational BPO company was found murdered with his throat slit at his eighth-floor flat in the posh Suncity Corporate Leisure apartment complex in Iblur on Sunday afternoon. The house was completely ransacked. 

Saurabh Rastogi, 35, a native of Lucknow who had been working for Genpact in Bangalore for the last three years, was found lying in a pool of blood in the drawing room of his home on the eighth floor of the ‘Zeal’ block in the apartment complex on Sunday afternoon, the police said. 

His wife Ankisha, who was away in Pune, kept calling him up around 10 pm on Saturday, but he did not return the calls. This made her anxious as Rastogi always returned her calls no matter how busy he was. She phoned him again but there was no response. She panicked and called up his friends and neighbours. They too tried calling him but there was no response either, the police added. 

They all then kept quiet, assuming that Rastogi would be asleep and would call them back in the morning. But when he failed to even do that, his friends went to his home and kept knocking on the door for over half an hour until early afternoon when they found no option but to call the HSR Layout police. 

Policemen then broke open the door only to find Rastogi lying dead with his throat slit and a T-shirt covering his face, a senior police officer said on the condition of anonymity. 

Soon, the news was broken to his family. Ankisha told the police over phone that her husband was expecting a visitor around 8.30 pm on Saturday but she said she did not have any more clues. “The murder might have occurred between 10 pm and midnight,” the officer added. 

Kamal Pant, Additional Commissioner of Police (Law and Order), who visited the scene of crime, said: “The house has been completely ransacked and some valuables are missing. The attackers might have taken away a few things just to mislead the police and make it look like a murder for gain.” 

The investigators believe that someone known to Rastogi had murdered him, as there was no forceful entry into the house.

The apartment complex has a tight security cover provided by the G4 security group and every gate is manned by three security guards. The police questioned some guards and seized the visitors’ register for scrutiny. 

They have secured the footage of a CCTV camera installed at the main gate, besides obtaining the call detail record of Rastogi’s mobile phone. 

Rastogi had moved to the City about three years ago and was living in the Suncity Corporate Leisure apartment for the last two years along with his wife, said the police. 

His body has been sent to the Victoria Hospital for post-mortem. 

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