The dreadful Kathua rape case has left everyone in the country in a state of grief. However, it’s shameful that there are still some elements which are supporting the rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl. A bank employee lost his job after his social-media post on the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl at Kathua in Jammu invited massive online protest and the clamour for his dismissal from service.

Netoor native Vishnu Nandakumar, working as assistant manager at Kotak Mahindra Bank’s Palarivattom branch, posted an insensitive and communal post on Facebook on the rape and murder of the child, justifying the horrific act. Kotak Mahindra Bank has sacked its Kochi branch Assistant Manager Vishnu Nandakumar, for hate comments on social media. Vishnu, referring to the 8-year-old girl had said on Facebook that it was “good that she was killed at this age itself. Else, she would have grown up and returned throwing bombs in India”. It”s not clear when the comment was posted, however, the post was widely shared and the bank”s Facebook page was flooded with demands for the manager to be sacked.

“Kotak Mahindra Bank has sacked its Kochi branch Assistant Manager Vishnu Nandakumar, for hate comments on social media.”


This instantly invited angry remarks from hundreds of users who also started the campaign with hashtag #dismiss your Assistant Manager Vishnu Nandakumar#. They also reportedly bombarded the bank’s branches with calls, seeking his removal from service. Twitter was also flooded with demands for dismissing the manager with hashtag #Dismiss_your_manager trending.

Some of the tweets:

Following so many complaints from people, the bank took a string against the man and fired him immediately. The bank posted this notice on its official FB page: “We have terminated Vishnu Nandakumar from the services of the bank on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 for poor performance. It is extremely disheartening to see such comments being made in the aftermath of such tragedy by anyone, including an ex-employee. We strongly condemn this statement.”

Vishnu comes from a family of local RSS and BJP leaders in Kerala. He has deleted his Facebook account since the controversy.

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