Trainee decision scientist suicide: Dad of victim blames harassment at work

Bhavesh had visited home last month and had informed his father about harassment by seniors at work and that he was unable to cope with it.

Published: 13th June 2018 06:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th June 2018 07:14 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Whitfield police, who are probing the case of suicide of 23-year-old Bhavesh Jaiswal, who was employed with Mu Sigma data analytics firm in ITPL Park, have learnt from the allegations made by the deceased’s father that it may have been workplace harassment that led the youth to commit suicide. Bhavesh Jaiswal had jumped from the 12th floor of his office building at the ITPL Park in Whitfield on Monday evening.

A senior police officer from Whitefield jurisdiction said based on a complaint filed by the father — Mahendra Jaiswal — they have registered a case of abetment to suicide against the company and the management as part of their investigation. Mahendra, who works as a senior technician in the Railways at Indore in Madhya Pradesh, told the police that Bhavesh had visited home last month and had informed him about harassment by seniors at work and that he was unable to cope with it.

Bhavesh told him that he had a deadline to meet at work and he was under pressure. Bhavesh even had thoughts of quitting the company, Mahendra stated in the complaint. The Mu Sigma management allegedly threatened him that would have to pay compensation to the company if he quit, Mahendra said.
Bhavesh joined Mu Sigma as a trainee decision scientist last year. 

When The New Indian Express contacted Mu Sigma spokesperson, they refused to comment on Tuesday’s developments.“We are gathering details of the staff and the seniors who allegedly harassed him. We are yet to receive a report from  FSL experts,” the officer added.

‘He was warned of being sacked’

Bhavesh’s father Mahendra told TNIE, “At 1.30 pm on Monday, Bhavesh called me over phone and spoke to me normally for a while. Then I got a call from his colleagues informing me about the incident.”  “He was my only son and he was given two weeks’ deadline to meet a target, and threatened that he would be fired if he did not. What happened with my son should not happen with anyone else. The company should consider the welfare of employees. The entire system needs to change., he said.

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  • Pradip Kumar

    Mu sigma is totally unethical company. I have lost my son Harshit Kumar on 2nd Dec2018 along with his another colleagues. After koining in Aig2015
    3 months ago reply