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Kotak Mahindra Bank fires Kerala employee over comments on Kathua rape victim

Nandukumar, posted as assistant manager at a branch in Kochi, allegedly justified the killing of the eight-year-old rape victim, saying she would have grown up to be a terrorist.

Published: 13th April 2018 11:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th April 2018 05:48 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

KOCHI: A Malayali bank officer earned the wrath of people on social media and lost his job after he posted a comment on Facebook against the eight-year-old Kashmiri rape victim.Vishnu Nandakumar, an assistant manager of the Palarivattom branch of Kotak Mahindra Bank, made the post on FB spewing verbal abuse on the girl from Kathua in Jammu.

His comment went viral and scores of FB users came up against him. People started posting comments against him on the official page of the bank. Even the bank received calls demanding action against him.

The post by Vishnu reads: “Good that she was killed at this age. Otherwise, she would have grown up and come back as a suicide bomber against India.”Over 34,000 comments were posted on the bank’s FB wall seeking his dismissal. Many even threatened to close their account with the bank if action was not taken against him.

Finally, the bank on Friday came up with a post saying Vishnu was sacked. Though the bank had given an explanation that he was sacked for ‘poor performance’, they also condemned Nandakumar’s post.

“We have terminated Vishnu Nandakumar from the services of the bank on Wednesday, April 11 for poor performance. It is extremely disheartening such comments are being made in the aftermath of such tragedy by anyone including an ex-employee. We strongly condemn this statement,” it said.The bank also claimed it had sacked him on April 11.

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