Swathi Murder: Chennai Police Release Enhanced Image Of The Suspect

30/06/2016 5:11 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST
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Six days after a 24-year-old woman was stabbed to death at a train station, the Chennai Police released a new photo of the suspect and appealed to the public for help.

According to a report in The New Indian Express, the CCTV footage recovered after the gruesome incident couldn't provide a clear picture of the suspected killer. But now, by technologically enhancing the images, the police have managed to procure an identifiable image.

The grainy image gives a front view of the suspect, a lean young man with a backpack, for the first time.

On Friday, the victim, identified as S Swathi, was stabbed in the face and the neck several times by an unknown attacker. Eyewitnesses claimed that the two had a minor verbal argument before the incident.

Meanwhile, Infosys, where Swathi worked, released a statement condoling their employee's death. "We are working with the local authorities as they investigate the matter and will continue to provide our co-operation and support," the company said in a press statement.

The Chennai Police have asked people to dial 1512 if they recognise the killer.

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