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TCS techie Uma Maheswari's wrong selection made her to meet the ill-fated night


February 25, 2014 - Hyderabad

Uma Maheswari, the TCS employee who was murdered on February 13, could not get a cab as her request was rejected by the company intranet site because of wrong selection.

According to sources, the software engineer working for TCS had raised a request for a cab on February 13 was rejected as she had selected a wrong 'cost centre' number on the TCS intranet 'Ultimatix'. A company spokesman said the system would only "throw back" the request citing the invalid number. Maheswari who works for a Canadian client was assigned cost centre number and her wrong selection of the number made her rejected for the service as there are more than 11,500 cost centre numbers.

It may be recalled here that he Tamil Nadu police on Monday transferred the Tata Consultancy Service (TCS) software engineer Uma Maheswari death case to CB-CID. The officials of the investigating agency inspected the spot where the dead body was found. Official said that the mobile of the techie was switched off a few minutes after she left the office. The Tamil Nadu government has announced a reward of Rs.2 lakhs to those who give clues in the case. The autopsy revealed that she was stabbed that led to her death.

It may be recalled here that Maheswari, a native of Salem lived in Medavakkam and had been working with TCS at Siruseri since February 2013. She was last seen on February 13 night and the decomposed body found near her office premises near Siruseri in the city outskirts on Sunday, nine days after she went missing.

Following directions from Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha, DGP K Ramanujam visited the spot. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has been deployed to pick up suspicious movement of people around the spot. Higher officials have placed Kelambakkam station inspector Subbaiah under suspension for his laxity in the investigation of the case. Doctors say that they are not able to confirm whether she was sexually assaulted or not but sent the samples to lab test only then can confirm.Police on Tuesday arrested two workers in a construction company in the murder case of Uma Maheswari. The workers have been identified as Uttam Mandal and Ram Mandal both are below the age group of 21 to 24 from Malda district in West Bengal. They reportedly confessed that they have sexually assaulted the victim and took away her mobile phone and credit card. They will be produced in the Court on Wednesday, according to police sources.

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