Bangalore court to pronounce verdict in BPO employee rape case

Bangalore, Sep 17 (ANI): A local court will on Friday deliver its verdict in the rape and murder case of Pratibha Murthy, an employee of the Hewlett-Packard run business process outsourcing arm in Bangalore, who was allegedly raped and murdered in 2005 by the driver of a vehicle leased by her employer.

When the case came up for hearing before the 11th fast track court, judge BV Guddali posted it to September 17 as the accused driver Shiva Kumar could not be produced in court due to illness. he trial has been in the courts for four and a half years.

The accused first confessed to the crime, but later backtracked and denied all the charges against him.

He later went on to say that he was not all connected with the case and didn''t even know the BPO employee.

The accused driver took Murthy to an isolated place and later slit her throat before dumping the body in a pit near Anjanapura layout on December 13, 2005. (ANI

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