Pune: Shaken by the brutal murder of Infosys techie Varun Sethi on Thursday, top brass of Pune police swung into action and has formed a special squad to solve the murder. Over 400 people have been questioned by the police in connection with the murder, sources said.
Sethi’s body was found in a pool of blood on Marunje road on Thursday and the brutality of the crime sent shock waves among the local residents.
Police have so far been unable to determine the motive behind the murder but it is believed robbery could be the prime motive.
Additional Commissioner of police (North region) Prakash Mutiyal said, “A team of six has been formed who are investigating the case from various angles. Prima-facie it appears the murder was for money. He had withdrawn some money from the bank on Thursday but we did not find a single penny on him.”
On Saturday, additional commissioner of police (crime) Shahji Solunke also inspected the area. Police are not leaving a single stone unturned. The police have so far recorded his father’s statement and the cyber team is also exploring his activities on social networking sites. They have so far gone through history sheets of 50 local criminals and also questioned labourers working in the vicinity.
Infosys in a statement expressed sorrow and promised all necessary support to the family. Hinjawadi Industries Association president Anil Patwardhan said they had asked all their member company HRs to apprise new joinees from outside of Pune about dangerous sites. The association also had a meeting with police officers and requested them to solve the case at the earliest. Akhil Rastogi, a resident of Wakad and a techie, said that companies should provide for safe accommodation and the police, too needed to increase patrolling in the area to make them feel safe.
Jayesh Dave, another techie and resident of Pimpale Saudagar concurred with Rastogi and said though he had seen the patrolling vans, the frequency needed to be more. “There are only three vans and they roam around at a fixed time. It’s very easy for the criminals to avoid them,” he pointed out.