Mumbai, Apr 13 (PTI) Kotak Mahindra Bank today said Vishnu Nandukumar, who triggered a social media furore over his alleged comments against the Kathua rape victim, had been sacked the same day for non-performance.

“It is extremely disheartening to see such comments being made in the aftermath of such tragedy by anyone including an ex-employee. We strongly condemn this statement,” bank spokesperson Rohit Rao said.

“We have terminated Nandukumar from the services on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 for poor performance,” he added.

Nandukumar, posted as assistant manager at a branch in Kochi, allegedly justified the killing of the eight-year-old rape victim, saying she would have grown up to be a terrorist.

“It’s better to kill her now otherwise tomorrow she may become a human bomb against India,” he allegedly wrote in Malayalam.

The vile comment led to a furore on social media, with people demanding action against him.

The eight-year-old girl from a grazing family was raped and murdered at Kathua in Jammu region in January this year.

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