- Kotak Mahindra Bank sacked Kochi employee after his derogatory facebook post on Kathua gangrape.
- Thousands of users attacked bank’s Facebook page after post, awarding 1-star rating to bank.
- Bank’s rating fell from 4.3 to 1.4 stars out of five
- The horrific Kathua rape case has hit the online ratings of Kotak Mahindra Bank due to anger in the state of Kerala.
What angered people was a post by Kotak Mahindra Bank assistant manager named Vishnu Nandakumar who posted derogatory remarks about the 8-year-old victim of the Kathua gangrape in Kashmir.
‘It was good that she died today or else tomorrow she would have returned as bomb against India,’ the post read.
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd in their response to our query have said that they expelled Mr Nandakumar on 11th of April for poor performance.
But bank sources have also hinted that he was expelled over the remarks.
Kotak Mahindra Bank’s response to India Today
Earlier, the irresponsible remarks about the horrific incident immediately drew ire of the Facebook users as Vishnu Nandakumar was at the receiving end of threats and abuse. His profile was soon deactivated.
Angry users then turned to the official Facebook page of Kotak Mahindra Bank and started awarding 1 star rating to the bank which resulted in a sharp fall in the bank’s overall ratings from 4.3 stars out of five to just 1.4
On Friday, the option to award ratings disappeared from Kotak Mahindra’s Facebook page. But people continued to vent their anger by posting on the Bank’s page.
A post on the page has now crossed over three thousand reactions.The users also took to the comments option using the hashtag #dismissyourmanager .
Many had even threatened to discontinue their accounts with Kotak Mani unless Vishnu Nandakumar was removed from the post.