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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.