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IT professional commits suicide over sexual harassment allegations in Noida


Noida, Dec 20: Assistant Vice President of Genpact allegedly committed suicide after allegations of harassment by two colleagues. The company had suspended him after the allegations.

IT professional commits suicide over sexual harassment allegations in Noida

According to Hindustan Times, the body was discovered by his wife around 11:30pm, and a purported suicide note explained why he took the step.

According to his LinkedIn profile, he had joined Genpact in 2007 as a process developer and made his way up the corporate ladder - he was promoted to the position of the assistant vice president recently.

The deceased, Swaroop Raj, belonged to Gurugram and lived in the Noida society with his wife. They had been married for two years.

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In the note, Raj claimed that the allegations against him were "baseless" but people would "look at him with the same eye even if he comes clean". "I want to let you know how much I love you. Two of the employees have alleged me with sexual harassment but trust me I didn't do anything. I know the world will understand this but, you and our families should trust me. The allegations are baseless and the entire Genpact will soon know about it," the letter read.

"I don't have the courage to face everyone. I want you to be strong and live your life with respect, your husband has not done anything. I am leaving as everyone will look at me with eyes of disgust even if I come clean," the note read.

(With PTI inputs)

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