To read the Indian newspapers regularly is to believe the software engineer is the country’s most cursed figure. Almost every edition carries a gruesome story involving a techie accused of homicide, rape, burglary, blackmail, assault, injury, suicide, or another crime. When techies are the victims, it’s just as newsworthy.
Ben Crair in Bloomberg Businessweek.
Well, there are quite a few IT professionals in Bangalore, so it is natural that they contribute to a sizeable percentage of crime stats. Plus, the media seems to label anybody who works on a computer as a “techie“.