Swathi murder case: Suspect held in Tirunelveli, tries to kill self

| Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 10:17
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New Delhi: Chennai police made a breakthrough in the daylight murder case of Infosys software engineer S Swathi at the Nungambakkam railway station in Chennai a week ago. The police arrested the suspect from Senkottai in Tirunelveli of southern Tamil Nadu on Friday night.

The accused Ramkumar, a 22-year-old techie, tried to commit suicide when they came to nab him.

He slit his throat with a sharp object, according to police.

Ramkumar, a graduate who hails from Meenakshipuram village had been staying near the victim’s house in Choolaimedu area in Chennai for the last three months.

He had come to Chennai in search of a job and had been living in a paying guest accommodation. The owner of the mansion claimed that Ramkumar had been missing for a week.

On June 24, after he killed Swathi, Ramkumar ran and crossed the train track. He dumped his weapon and took the narrow gap between a 10ft wall to reach Sowrastra Nagar 8th street where it connected to Choolaimedu high road.

Ramkumar was rushed to a government hospital in Tenkasi and later admitted to Government Medical College Hospital in Tirunelveli for treatment.

Doctors said that his injury is not serious and he is in stable condition. He will be shifted to ICU after minor procedure.

The nation was shocked when Infosys techie S Swathi was brutally murdered in broad daylight. She was waiting at platform of the railway station to board a train when the suspect hacked her to death.

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