Chennai: The Chennai police released the CCTV footage of the suspect in the Infosys employee murder case on Friday.
A special probe team was formed to arrest the accused at the earliest amid severe criticism from the daily commuters about the deteriorating law and order situation in the area.
The victim has been identified as Swathi (24). On Friday, around 6 am her father dropped her at the Nungambakkam railway station and left.
Preliminary inquiry revealed that a man approached Swathi and they were heard arguing with each other over some issue. The man suddenly pulled out a chopper and hacked her to death in front of other commuters and walked away unchallenged.
Local people complained that they don’t feel safe with the increasing crime cases in the city and demanded that the state government should intervene to prevent such gruesome incidents. Since June, the city has witnessed at least 5 murders in broad daylight, according to police records.
Meanwhile, the local police claimed that they have all the leads and will soon arrest the killer.
Govindarajan, Swathi’s Uncle, said, “We are shocked by the incident. She didn’t tell us about any problems she faced in recent times. She was a soft spoken girl and still finding it difficult to accept that she is no more. We want stern action against the accused person.”
Swathi’s friends too expressed shock over the incident and termed as a disciplined employee of Infosys. “I know Swathi. I came to know about the incident through Facebook. I can’t believe that she was killed,” one of her friends said.