Junior kills IT firm employee after remark over performance at work

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Nagpur: A junior colleague allegedly stabbed L Devanathan NR Lakshminarasimhan, an assistant manager at Hexaware Technologies, at a flat in Shyam Nagar area here, an official said on Sunday.

The 21-year-old victim lost his life when his colleagues, identified as Chandel and Pawan Anil Gupta (alias Halwai), were drinking alcohol. The assailant, Chandel, reportedly became enraged after Devanathan criticised his performance at the workplace.

According to police officials, Chandel admitted to grabbing a knife and fatally stabbing Devanathan in the chest in a fit of anger. The knife pierced the victim’s heart, leading to his death.

The crime initially went unnoticed as Chandel and Pawan took Devanathan to a private hospital, claiming he had sustained injuries from a fall in the bathroom. However, suspicions arose among hospital staff due to visible stab wounds on the body.

Prompted by a complaint from the victim’s brother, police launched an investigation. Subsequently, Chandel confessed to the crime during police questioning.

(with PTI inputs)

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