Bank manager sacked for justifying Kathua gang-rape and murder

Lester Mason
April 14, 2018

Recently, a man working with the private bank in Kerala made some derogatory comments in respect of the Kathura rape case where the accused had killed the girl by crushing her head with a rock.

Kotak Mahindra Bank sacked Vishnu Nandakumar, an assistant manager at its Kochi office in Kerala.

'It was good that she died today or else tomorrow she would have returned as bomb against India, ' the post read.

The post has gone viral on the micro-blogging site, with several people writing to the Kotak Mahindra Bank seeking his termination. Even the bank received calls demanding action against him. Many even threatened to close their account with the bank if action was not taken against him. As anger was brewing, Kotak Mahindra Bank announced that Vishnu Nandakumar had been sacked. It is extremely disheartening such comments are being made in the aftermath of such tragedy by anyone including an ex-employee. "We strongly condemn this statement", the bank said. Mahindra on Friday evening issued a statement stating saying that Vishnu was sacked on April 11 for poor performance.


Nearly immediately, congratulatory messages began poring in from hundreds of users on social media but many pointed out that it seemed the bank was reluctant to give away the real reason for the termination. A week later, her body was recovered.

The police in its charge sheet has said that the rape and abduction was allegedly masterminded by a 62-year-old retired revenue department official Sanji Ram to drive away the Bakerwal community from Kathua.

She was allegedly raped by six men who had held her in captivity in a village temple for a week in January.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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