Bengaluru man held for killing Capgemini techie in Pune

She is believed to have met the accused during her training in Bengaluru and later turned down his proposal. Since then, he started harassing her and followed her to Pune

Bengaluru man held for killing Capgemini techie in Pune

A Bengaluru-based youth has been held for the murder of a 23-year-old woman software engineer in Pune. She was stabbed to death barely metres away from her office on the outskirts of the city last Friday. The 24-year-old accused was arrested after he allegedly admitted to his role in the crime.

According to a report in Hindustan Times, police officials involved in the investigation said Santosh Kumar, who was picked up from Bengaluru and brought to Pune on Monday for further questioning, admitted his role in the crime on Wednesday.

Antara Das, who was from Kolkata and worked with Capgemini in Talawade near Pune, was stabbed to death at KNB square at Talawade.

The assailant had chased her with a knife after a heated argument and hit her on the head and neck, a motorcyclist who witnessed the attack told the police.

Kumar had reportedly initially told the interrogators he was in Bengaluru when Das was attacked and that another person carried out the murder. This led to the police working on the other leads too.

Antara’s family, however, expressed suspicion about the possible role of Kumar in her murder.

The HT report quoted Antara’s father Debananda Das as saying: “When I enquired with my younger daughter about Antara, she told me that she was being harassed by a boy and I suspect his involvement in this case.”

She had met Kumar during her training in Bengaluru. He had even come to Pune when she was scheduled to appear for an interview for Capgemini and allegedly threatened to kill her.

“As far as we know, the man had proposed to Antara in Bangalore which she turned down. He then came down to Pune with the same request. Although she had informed us about the man, we did not lodge a complaint because we did not think he can go to the extent of murder,” Panchanan Das, her uncle in Kolkata, reportedly said.