India’s top IT executive resigns over sex scandal August 2, 2021 August 2, 2021 admin

Google India has sacked its top IT exec for allegedly raping a woman and sexually abusing other subordinates, the company said on Wednesday.

The board of directors of the company has named Keshav Bhattacharya, a former chief executive officer, as its next chairman after the company announced he would step down after five months.

The company also fired two other top executives after a probe into allegations of sexual harassment.

Bhattachary was a key executive at Google India before it was spun off as Google in 2011.

He was the head of Google India’s business operations and led the search giant’s India operations before he was appointed to head the company’s India business.

The Indian IT sector has been hit by a series of scandals, including a rape of a woman by a subordinate in 2014 that led to her suicide.