Two days after 24-year-old S Swathi, a Infosys techie was hacked to death on the platform of Nungambakkam railway station in Chennai by an unknown assailant in broad daylight, the police are yet to identify the killer who walked away from the scene after committing the crime.
While Nungambakkam station had no CCTV cameras, Government Railway Police (GRP) has however released a new CCTV footage of the suspect gathered from cameras installed in house near the scene of the crime. But yet no arrests have been made in the case so far.
“We are able to map the route of the murderer from the CCTV footage, but are finding it difficult to sketch the accused because of the poor quality [of the footage],” said a senior GRP officer.
Swathi was killed at around 6:30 Friday morning after her father had dropped her at the station to catch her usual train for work. According to the police, the man had a verbal duel with the 24-year-old techie on the platform. He then pulled out a sickle from his bag and hacking her to death in full public view.
The attacker slashed Swathi several times on body, neck and face. She bled to death on the station. Meanwhile, Swathi’s parent have requested the public to help police in identifying the killer.