On December 13th, a BPO call centre agent has been raped and killed in Bangalore by a man who pretended to be her night driver. She worked for HP. The case is still in the the newspapers, because Bangalore was always considered to be very peaceful.
Yesterday a friend e-mailed me horrifying photos of a dead female body full of blood an a lot of bystanders in the background. This e-mail spreads around the IT-companies in Bangalore right now, saying it showed the victim of the BPO murder.
I had a closer look at the EXIF-metainformation of the photos. The „date taken“ field was from 13th August 2005, 5:40pm (taken with a Finepix S7000 camera).
That could mean the photos were taken four months before the murder. So either the camera was not set correctly, or they showed a different case.
When I get e-mails forwarded, I always try to be very suspicious about their authenticity. Many turn out to be fake or urban legends, the modern fairytales.