Pune: Even his mother can't digest the horrific manner in which Infosys security guard Bhaben Saikiya (27) killed young techie Rasila Raju OP in cold blood. "I am no longer his mother. He has killed an innocent girl, he must be punished," said Saikiya's mother, Aruna (name changed).
In a way, it was thanks to his mother that Saikiya was caught. Speaking to mid-day Saikiya's mother said, "After the murder, my son called me and confessed to the crime. I told him not to run, that it would be better to surrender to the police. But he did not listen. He said that he would first come home to Guwahati and meet me and then think about it," Aruna told mid-day. It was as he was trying to board a train to Assam from CST that the police caught up with him on Monday morning.
"From his friends, we learnt that Saikiya sometimes travels to his native place in Guwahati. A team was sent to Pune railway station and another was deployed at Pune airport. We suspected he might have fled to Mumbai via the Pune-Mumbai Expressway and sent teams there too," added Das.
The cops traced his movement to CST, where he was waiting for a train to Guwahati. Das said, "He had changed his clothes and blackened his face, assuming we would not recognise him. We found him near the ticket counter and brought him to Pune. In his bag, we found another flight ticket to Guwahati for April."