New Delhi: A 35-year-old assistant vice-president at Genpact, who was facing allegations of sexual harassment at his workplace, committed suicide at his Noida residence on Thursday.
Police said victim Swaroop Raj was found hanging by his wife of two years and she informed them about the incident. They said Swaroop was temporarily suspended from the company pending investigation into the allegations levelled against him by two employees. “The company had asked him to submit his identity card and laptop till the inquiry against him was complete,” an officer said.
Swaroop was with Genpact since 2007. He started working there as a process developer and became a senior manager in 2015. He was gradually promoted to the post of assistant vice-president.
The police also found a suicide note, which Swaroop had reportedly written for his wife where he said he would not be able to face the world as “everyone will look at me with that eye even if I come clean”.
“I want to let you know how much I love you. I have an allegation by two of the employees on sexual harassment and trust me I didn’t do anything. I know the world will understand it but you and our families should trust me. The allegations are baseless. But the entire Genpact will know about it. Hence, I don’t have the courage to face everyone. I want you to be strong and live your life with whole respect as your husband has not done anything. I am going as everyone will look at me with that eye even if I come clean,” the letter read.
Police said Swaroop’s body was sent for postmortem and the family had not yet blamed anyone for the suicide.