Woman techie found murdered at railway station in Chennai

Woman techie found murdered at railway station in Chennai

Woman techie found murdered at railway station in Chennai

Chennai: The Chennai police have released CCTV footage of a man who is suspected to have murdered a 24-year-old woman employee of software giant Infosys at the busy Nungambakkam railway station.

The incident occurred around 6:30 am when she was waiting to board the suburban train for her workplace in Mahindra Tech City. Though the Nungambakkam murder technically happened on railway premises, investigators need the support of local police and residents of the area for CCTV footage and other details.

Special teams of government railway police comprising two DSPs and five inspectors are hunting for the killer, identified from surveillance cameras clips. Swathi was on her way to work to her office situated near the outskirts of the city. The irate family, which chased away journalists from the residential complex earlier in the day, appealed later to the police through the media to expedite their procedures since they being Iyengars had more rituals to perform.

From the preliminary clues, police suspect the assailant to be someone acquainted to Swathi. "As some section of people say, she wasn't in any relationship with anyone", said Govindaraj, Swathi's uncle.

After a few minutes of heated arguments, he took out a sickle from his travelling bag and hacked attacked her multiple times.

The footage reveals a young man walking with a backpack.

With no arrest in 48-hours, the incident has caused great damage to newly elected AIADMK and its leader J Jayalalithaa for rising crime in the state.

Meanwhile, Infosys issued a statement condoling the death of Swathi, "We are saddened by the unfortunate incident that has led to the demise of our employee in Chennai".

Chennai who wears a label of one of the safest cities in India had witnessed five murder cases in last three months, at least three in full public view.

Family of the deceased techie at Nungambakkam railway station.

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