Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Kerala bank employee sacked after derogatory comments on Kathua girl

Kerala bank employee sacked after derogatory comments on Kathua girl

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

Chennai: A private bank staff in Kerala has been reportedly sacked for pouring scorn on the eight-year-old victim of Kathua rape and murder case.

Vishnu Nandukumar, an assistant manager working with the Kotak Mahindra Bank in Kochi, who triggered a social media furore over his alleged comments against the Kathua rape victim, was sacked the same day for non-performance. They also condemned the derogatory remarks made by their "ex-employee" Nandakumar.

The comment, posted on his personal Facebook account, invited massive outrage on social media with hundreds of users calling for his termination from his workplace. However, users had by then saved screenshots of his profile and this was circulated on Facebook groups. It is extremely disheartening to such comments being made in the aftermath of such tragedy by anyone including an ex-employee. "We strongly condemn this statement", the statement issued by the bank said.

Forced by the umpteen number of comments, Kotak Mahindra soon released a statement claiming that they had already sacked Vishnu on April 11 for poor performance.

Her attackers, which included temple official and policemen, drugged and gang raped her over days before finally killing her and dumping her body in forest nearby seven days later.

On January 23, the government had handed over the case to the crime branch, which formed a Special Investigation Team and arrested eight people, including two Special Police Officers (SPOs) and a head constable, who was charged with destruction of evidence.

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