Indian Technology CEO dies in front of hundreds of employees on stage

RIAU24.COM -The joy of celebrating the anniversary of the technology company Vistex turned into tragedy.

The reason is that two people, bosses of an American company, fell from an iron box, which caused the death of one of them.

As reported, Vistex CEO and founder Sanjay Jhah died in the incident, while Vistex Chairman Vishwanath Raju Datla was seriously injured and remains in critical condition.

Initially as an attraction, Sanjay and Raju came down on stage with an iron box, in front of the employees. Don't forget to light the fireworks.

However, there was a problem with the rope supporting the iron box and they both fell from a height of 4.5 meters.

The box tilted to one side and it looked like someone had fallen head first.

The audience, made up of employees, was immediately shocked to see this.

The number of employees present at the time of the incident was approximately 680 people.

Police said building management was being questioned.

“It was an action usually seen on stage. The 6 mm thick iron cable that supported the iron cage came loose. We believe that the standards are not good and that the safety support is not “Not there, but we are still waiting for the experts' reports,” said Karnakar Reddy of the local police.

“At the time of the incident, the event had just started. Father, mother, wife and siblings of the deceased were in the audience. Around 680 employees of the Hyderabad branch attended this event,” he added, as quoted by detikINET from The Times of India, Wednesday (24/1/2024).

So far, no one has been arrested and the investigation is still ongoing.

Vistex filed complaints, in particular for the delay of the ambulance.

“It took 15 to 20 minutes for the EO to call an ambulance and take the injured to the hospital. We also had to deliver Raju Datla ourselves,” Vistex said.

Vistex is based in the United States, but the company's 25th anniversary celebration took place over two days at Ramoji Film City, in Hyderabad, India.

“The release of Shah and Raju from the iron cage was planned to kick off the celebrations,” Vistex said.

Vistex, headquartered in Illinois, specializes in revenue management solutions and services.

With 20 global offices and more than 2,000 employees, the company serves leading brands such as GM, Barilla and Bayer.


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