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Nagpur: IT firm employee kills senior after remarks over poor performance at work

Updated on: 25 February,2024 09:14 PM IST  |  Nagpur
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The incident occurred in a flat in Shyam Nagar area when the victim his colleagues were drinking alcohol

Nagpur: IT firm employee kills senior after remarks over poor performance at work

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A junior colleague held for allegedly killing an employee of an IT consulting services company in Nagpur has told the police that he was enraged after his senior commented about his performance at work, an official said on Sunday.


The victim, identified as L Devanathan Lakshminarasimhan (21), was working as an assistant manager with Hexaware Technologies in MIHAN (Multi-Modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur) for the last ten months, the Nagpur police had said earlier.


The incident occurred in a flat in Shyam Nagar area when the victim his colleagues Chandel and Pawan Anil Gupta, alias Halwai were drinking alcohol.


Citing Chandel's interrogation, the official said that Devanathan raised questions concerning his performance at work and told him that he was lacking in certain areas.

'Chandel was infuriated. He grabbed a knife and stabbed Devanathan in the chest. The knife pierced Devanathan's heart, resulting in his death,' the official said.

The crime came to light after Chandel and Halwai took Devanathan to a private hospital on Wednesday morning. They told the staff that he suffered injuries after falling in the bathroom. However, the staff doubted their claims as the body bore stab wounds.

Police launched an investigation after the victim's brother lodged a complaint. Chandel confessed to the crime after being questioned by the police. 

Meanwhile, in another case, a 20-year-old man absconding since May last year in a case of murder of two persons has been arrested in Maharashtra's Palghar district, police said on Sunday.

On May 17, 2023, Raunak Anjani Tiwari and Kishan Sanjay Jha, both aged 18, were killed while another person, Shivam Omprakash Mishra, was injured in the incident at Shirdi Nagar in Nalla Sopara area here, Achole police station's senior inspector Balasaheb Pawar said.

The police found partly burnt bodies of the deceased who also had head injuries. The two deceased and Mishra were friends.

The police suspected Mishra's role in the killing of the two persons and kept a tab on him even while he was being treated at a hospital, the official said.

He had applied for a pre-arrest bail which was rejected by the court as the police presented a strong case against him. Since the rejection of his bail plea, Mishra went missing and the police launched a search for him, the official said.

The police probe team worked on various leads, including CCTV footage of the crime spot and technical and intelligence inputs and nabbed Mishra from Nalla Sopara on Saturday, he said. 

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