Infosys to give Rs 1 crore, job for Rasila Raju’s family
Kozhikode, Feb 1: The body of slain software engineer Rasila Raju, 25, was cremated on the premises of her house at Payimbra, near Kuruvattoor, Kozhikode, on Tuesday.
She was found murdered at the Infosys office in Pune on Sunday and the police had arrested security guard Bhaben Saikia from Assam for the crime.
Infosys offered the Rasila family a compensation of Rs 1 crore and a job for one of her relatives.
“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 ex-gratia 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 ex-gratia” to her nominee.
Repeated calls to Infosys officials for reaction on the claims regarding issuance of the letter remained unanswered.
Rasila’s father Raju OP along with Malyali community members had visited Infosys officials on Pune campus on Monday night.
Her mortal remains were cremated today at her village in Kozhikode district in presence of a large number of people.
Meanwhile, Congress in Kerala on Tuesday demanded a comprehensive 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 had on Monday arrested Bhaben Saikia, a security guard from a private security services firm deployed at the Infosys campus, in connection with the murder.
According to police, Rasila had chided Saikia for “staring” at her and threatened to complain against him.