Cashier raped inside Infosys campus in Pune – police

December 29, 2015

A woman cashier at the Pune campus of Infosys Ltd, India’s second-largest IT services exporter, was allegedly raped by two security guards who worked there, police said on Tuesday.

An employee is seen behind an Infosys logo at the company's campus in Bangalore September 23, 2014. REUTERS/Abhishek Chinnappa/Files

An employee is seen behind an Infosys logo at the company’s campus in Bangalore September 23, 2014. REUTERS/Abhishek Chinnappa/Files

Both the accused have been arrested and will be produced before a local court this afternoon, Pune’s joint commissioner of police Sunil Ramanand told Reuters.

The woman lodged a complaint on Monday saying the men raped her on Sunday evening at the office canteen, where she works as a cashier, after dragging her from the washroom when she went to change clothes at the end of her shift, police inspector Vishwajeet Khule told reporters on Tuesday.

The incident once again puts the spotlight on crimes against women in India, where police say a rape is reported every 20 minutes, and raises doubts about their safety even inside the offices of big firms such as Infosys, where women work in shifts.

Infosys said in a statement that it was investigating the matter and working closely with the police in its probe into the alleged incident, which involved the company’s contractual staff.

“We have stringent security measures in place on all our campuses and have a zero tolerance policy against sexual harassment which extends to our contractual staff as well,” the statement said.

“The company will take necessary action as per the policy.”

(Reporting by Zeba Siddiqui; Editing by Malini Menon)

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If the women are not safe inside the campus of a highly reputed organization then God only can save India.

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