The murder of 25-year-old techie Rasila Raju in the Infosys office in Pune created a furor, both within citizens and officials with the dagger of "The city not being safe for women" hanging over Pune now!
In the wake of crime against women, this not a unique case. Pune has time and again encountered unfortunate events which bear testimony that it might not be a safe city joining in line with Delhi and Bengaluru.
Over the past decade, there have been many attempts to harm women, both in the darkness of night and some in broad daylight!
As per a timeline published by Channel News 18, crimes against women have comparatively risen.
On January 29, 2017 Infosys Techie OP Rasila Swas found strangled with a computer cable in the office conference room, and the Security guard was held guilty on the murder charges. Preiviously, in the same month on January 13, another 25-year-old techie was beaten up his former boyfriend who almost choked her to death in the office vehicle in which they were returning home.
On December 23, 2016, Antara Das, 23 a resident of Sarsuna in Behala who worked for Capgemini, was stabbed to death by a youth barely 500m from her office in Pune. Main accused was Bengaluru-based software engineer Santosh Kumar who was later arrested. July 13, 2016 saw an IT professional shoot dead his doctor wife at her clinic in Wakad, Pune.
Two years ago, on December 27, 2015, again a 25-year-old woman cashier in the Infosys canteen at Hinjewadi Phase 1 was allegedly raped by two men who were working as housekeeping staff in the same canteen.
On July 30, 2010 a 21-year-old girl named Darshana Tongare, an employee of IBM was stabbed to death for unfathomable reasons.
In October 2009 Pune-based software professional Nayana Pujari was raped and murdered by her cab driver and his friend while she was returning home. On July 29, 2009 27-year-old Pune engineer, Anmol Jabbal, allegedly hit colleague Shradhha Chajed on her head with a spanner.
Back in August, 2008, 22-year-old woman, working as a customer care executive at the International Business Machines' (IBM) call centre at Phulsungi, was allegedly gangraped by eight to ten people including the company car driver.
This crime culture was started on November 1, 2007 when Jyotikumari Choudhary, a 22-two-year-old employee of a Wipro call center based in Pune’s IT hub Hinjewadi, was raped and her head was smashed with stones by the firm’s cab driver and his friend.
With this scary series, we really hope the administration is reading because this need to stop before it becomes a perennial problem.
Information source: news18