S Swathi Murder Suspect Attempts To Slit His Own Throat, Arrested In Tirunelveli

02/07/2016 7:28 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST
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CHENNAI -- In a major breakthrough, a man suspected to have murdered a 24-year-old woman IT professional here was arrested tonight in Tirunelveli district, police said.

After stalking her for months, he allegedly murdered S Swathi using a sickle here last week.

Ram Kumar, an engineering graduate, was arrested in Tirunelveli. Kumar, a native of Shencottah near Tirunelveli, was staying in Choolaimedu area in the city where Swathi had resided for quite some time.

He was taken to a hospital for treatment after he allegedly attempted to commit suicide, police said.

The motive of the killing is being investigated and other probe-related details in the case are being awaited, police said.

Swathi, employed with software giant Infosys, was found dead with cut injuries on her face and neck around 6.30 AM on a platform in Nungambakkam railway station on 24 June.

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