Security guard held for techie's murder in Pune

Victim had warned him against staring at her

Security guard held for techie's murder in Pune
A day after a software engineer was strangulated to death at her workstation on the Infosys campus in Pune, a security guard who was on the run was arrested from Mumbai. Twenty-three-year-old Rasila Raju O P had objected to Bhaben Saikia (26), a security guard, staring at her and threatened to complain to his superiors. The man killed her in a fit of rage.  
 
 The girl was found dead late on Sunday on the ninth floor of the Infosys facility in Phase II of the Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park at Hinjewadi on the outskirts of Pune city. The victim hailed from Kozhikode district of Kerala and worked as a system engineer with Infosys.

The Pune police swung into action and arrested Saikia, hailing from Assam. The police said Infosys officials told them that Rasila had the day off on Sunday, but had come to work on a project and was in touch with colleagues at the company’s Bengaluru office. But when her supervisor could not get through to her over phone late on Sunday, someone in the Hinjewadi office was asked to check on her. However, she was found strangulated to death with a computer cable.

The suspect was identified on the basis of CCTV footage. Police teams were sent out to several locations following which he was trapped. “We have arrested the suspect,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Ganesh Shinde said. The police scanned the CCTV footage and saw Rasila entering the room at 3.05 pm and coming out for a break around 5 pm. Later, Saikia followed her in the office, though he was not authorised to enter that area. This led to suspicion of the guard’s involvement.
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