35 year old Genpact AVP gives up life after being suspended over allegations of sexual harassment

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 20, 2018 13:33 hrs
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A senior executive, working with an international technology firm has committed suicide at his Noida house on Tuesday.

According to media reports, 35 year old Swaroop Raj was employed with US services firm Genpact as an Associate Vice President. Swaroop hailed from Ernakulam in Kerala, and resided in Noida with Kriti, his wife.

Kriti, according to the Police quoted in a Hindustan Times story, found him hanging from a ceiling fan and informed the police at 11:30 PM on Tuesday.

The case is still under investigation and cops have reportedly said that Swaroop's body has been sent for a post-mortem.

Swaroop had been suspended after two of his female colleagues complained of sexual harassment. The Human Resources department at Genpact had asked Swaroop not to report to duty. In a letter dated 18th December, the Genpact HR team asked him not to join any other employment.

In a suicide note that was found next to the body, Swaroop writes, "I have an allegation by two of the employees of sexual harassment and trust me I did not do anything."

In his letter, he asked Kriti to trust him. "I am going as everyone will look at me with that eye even if I come clean," Swaroop wrote in his last letter.

Swaroop had been employed with Genpact for at least eleven years. According to his Linkedin bio, he joined Genpact as a Process Developer in September 2007 and rose up the corporate ladder to an AVP. He was promoted from a Sr Manager in September 2018.

A Genpact spokesperson in the HT story had been quoted as saying that the suspension was temporary.

So far, there is no formal complaint lodged by the victim's family.