Chennai: The police have reportedly arrested the suspected killer of Swathi, the Infosys employee who was murdered at the Nungambakkam Railway Station in Chennai on June 24, 2016. Ram Kumar, the attacker, was arrested on Friday from his village in Sengottai near Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu.
"When the Police arrived he tried to cut his throat with a blade. He was immediately taken to hospital and is under treatment. He is fine and would recover, though he is not fit to travel now," Rajendran said .He added that the crime is one of stray incident in which a youth, who was infatuated with the girl. He wanted to move with Swathi which was not successful. Hence, he killed her.
Ramkumar did not have any accomplices in the crime, he said refuting collaboration theory speculated by a section of the media. His father is a daily wage labourer. After completing his mechanical engineering, he shifted to Chennai three months ago. He was working with a textile shop for a brief period while searching for a better job in Chennai. He had been stalking Swathi for past several weeks," said the senior officer.
"One crucial statement of a co-passenger of Swathi had also identified him from CCTV footages. A third footage of the assailant riding a motorbike was also crucial in the investigation," the officer was quoted by the IE as saying, elaborating on statements from the girl's friends that a stalker had been following her since May.
Swathi was waiting at the station for her train to work at around 6.45 am when the killer approached her. He grabbed a sickle from his backpack and struck her repeatedly following an argument. Meanwhile further investigation going on.