Infosys Employee Murder: Rasila’s Body Cremated, Firm to Give Rs. 1 Cr to her FamilyFebruary 01, 2017 10:33
The body of software engineer Rasila Raju, 25, was cremated with proper rituals near her house at Payimbra, near Kuruvattoor, Kozhikode in Kerala on Tuesday.
Rasila was working in Infosys Pune. She was found dead inside her office on Sunday. After a thorough investigation, police arrested security guard Bhaben Saikia for killing the engineer. He hailed from Assam.
Infosys offered a compensation of Rs 1 crore and a job for one of the relatives of Rasila family.
"In the tragic event of the demise of any employee under unfortunate circumstances, as happened in this instance with our employee, OP Rasila, in Pune, Infosys ensures that the next of kin of the deceased employee does not suffer financially in any way," Infosys said in a statement issued tonight.
The statement said that "towards ensuring financial stability for the family, Infosys takes into account the statutory payments to be made as per the company policy."
"The company also considers exgratia payments based on the circumstances. Infosys also endeavours to make every effort at a suitable employment opportunity for the next of kin who qualify its recruitment criteria," it said.
Meanwhile, a senior office-bearer of the 'Pune Kerala Samaj' has claimed "Infosys has issued a letter to the family of Rasila, agreeing to pay Rs one crore as exgratia" to her nominee."
Rasila's father, Raju OP along with Malyali community members had visited Infosys officials on Pune campus on Monday night.
Meanwhile, Congress in Kerala on Tuesday demanded a thorough probe into the techie's murder.
In a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devandra Fadnavis, Leader of the Opposition in the Kerala assembly, Ramesh Chennithala, said: "he had visited the relatives of Rasila at Kozhikode this morning."
"There is some mystery in the murder and some others had a role in her death, Rasila's relatives informed me. Besides, the family also complained that there was a serious lapse on the part of the company," he said.
Police arrested Bhaben Saikia, a security guard from a private security services firm was appointed at the Infosys campus.
According to police, Rasila had caught Saikia "staring" at her and warned to complain against him.
BY M. DIVYA SRI