Swathi Murder Case: Egmore Metropolitan Magistrate Court today granted three days’ police custody of woman techie killer Ramkumar, for a detailed interrogation.
On a petition filed by the Chennai City Police seeking five days’ custody, Magistrate Gopinath granted three days custody. Earlier, Ramkumar was brought from Puzhal Central prison and produced before the court.
Since Ramkumar had allegedly attempted suicide by slitting his throat using a sharp weapon when police went to his house at Shencottah near Tenkasi to arrest him, a doctor from the Puzhal Prison also came to the court and explained the present health and medical condition of the accused.
It may be recalled that the young woman techie Swathi was hacked to death at a railway station here on June 24. The killing triggered an uproar in the state with various political parties demanding a thorough probe into it. The Madras High Court also initiated proceeding sand condemned the police for failing to make any arrest seven three days after the murder and said it would intervene in the event of any lapse in the investigation. Following this, the investigation was transferred to the Chennai City Police from the Government Railway Police. Soon special teams were formed, and after analyzing various footage recorded in the CCTV cameras, police zeroed in on the accused, got the address from the register of a mansion where Ramkumar stayed, and arrested him.