It was a shocking headline, in the newspaper today morning “Call centre staff murdered, body thrown on highway". Tanya Banerjee, an employee with Aviva 24/7 Customer Service call centre in Whitefield, Bangalore was found murdered. In Prathiba’s case, the driver who was ferrying her from home to office murdered her, I assumed the same would be in Tanya’s case. As, I continued reading the repot, I found it was not the case.
It is sad to see the increasing crime rate in Bangalore. It is sad to see a young girl killed. We need to fight crime.
It is sadder to see the coverage Media is giving for this incident and not for Dhaka's Land Grabbing.
Everyday many gruesome murders are reported in the third page of Deccan Herald. Since, Tanya was an employee of call center; the incident makes it to the front page. She was neither in the company's car nor in the office nor was her body found in the office but at Sakleshpur near Hassan on the Bangalore-Mangalore highway; then why the headlines “Call center staff murdered”? If a worker from any mill would have been murdered in a similar fashion, would the headlines be “Mill staff murdered”?
If the headline of the news reads "Call centre staff murdered" it will definitely increase the readership and viewer ship of the newspapers and news channels. The channels will now ask the viewers to SMS their opinions. In turn the channels they would partner with the mobile service providers, to get a share in the income they would earn form the SMS.
As I went through www saw, Dhaka grabs 2 sq km of India's land. Read it here. Why does it not make it to the headlines? Because Politicians cannot answer this ? or Media won't get the same income ? or what else ?
Do all of us feel this? Or is it just a few of us?