In a shocking incident, a 24-year-old woman was brutally hacked to death at Chennai’s Nungambakkam railway station on today morning (Friday).
The incident took place around 6.30 am when she was waiting to board a train for work. The victim was identified by police sources as S Swathi, a resident of Choolaimedu area just adjoining the Nungambakkam railway station.
According to the reports, Swathi was waiting at the platform to take the suburban train to reach her workplace at Mahindra Tech Park, when a young man, wearing the green shirt and black pants, approached her. After a few minutes of heated arguments, the man had taken out a sickle from a travel bag he was carrying and assaulted her.
Swathi was left to bleed to death with several cut injuries on her face and neck on the railway platform, which is frequented thousands of passengers every day.
From the preliminary clues, police suspect the assailant to be someone acquainted to Swathi. Police are speaking to her relatives and friends to find out whom they suspect on.
Police sources said there was no CCTV installed at the Nungambakkam railway station. The victim’s body was lying on the platform for nearly 2 hours before police made arrangements to shift it to a mortuary.
It should be noted that last week a lawyer was killed in Vyasarpadi.