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Bangalore: Call centre employee murdered

July 26, 2006 17:41 IST

A 25-year-old woman employee of a Bangalore call centre was found murdered on a national highway near Sakleshpur in Karnataka's Hassan district on Wednesday, a senior police official said.

The body of Sania Bargi was abandoned on the Bangalore-Mangalore National Highway near Sakleshpur, Hassan district, Superintendent of Police P H Rane told PTI.

Villagers found the body, which showed stab wounds, and informed the police outpost nearby. She was identified by documents found with her.

Bargi, who was originally from West Bengal, was working with Aviva Customer Operation Services.

A probe team has been formed and Bangalore police informed about the recovery of the body, Rane said.

This is the second incident involving the murder of a call centre employee; a few months ago, Pratibha Murthy was found allegedly raped and killed by her vehicle driver in Bangalore last December.

The incident had raised concerns about the safety of women working in call centres, prompting the police and companies to ensure implementation of better safeguards.

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Sub: Why did she go with those men?

Why did she not go in the regular cab as she was supposedly to have done? What was her purpose of going out with them? ...

Posted by prince

Sub: Women in call centres!!

Women nowadays try to live their lives very sophisticated by working at nights and earning much for their family but at the same time they ...

Posted by Prince

Sub: Wake-up Call!

First & Foremost,each 'Call Centre' Management & Administration should take,especially,security of women very BPO sector is definitely a soft target for criminals.This incident should ...

Posted by Prof Gurbir

Sub: Condolence and utter disgust

Firstly my deepest condolence to the girl and her family.And I hope the persons behind this face the justice as soon as possible. Centuries of ...

Posted by Ashu

Sub: call centre employee

We demand CBI probe & stone the culprits to death. The companies shld issue strict orders 2 drivers abut their behaviour. There shld be breath ...

Posted by sandeep kulkarni



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