Three days after a 24-year-old techie was murdered at Chennai’s Nungambakkam station in broad daylight, the Madras High Court on Monday asked the Special Public Prosecutor to submit a status report by 3 pm.
Justice Nagamuthu expressed his concern over media reports that there is a lack of co-operation between the state police and railway police for the investigation. No arrests have been made so far.
He added that the court will take suo moto action if the police report is not satisfactory.
Swathi who was working with Infosys, was found dead on the station platform in a pool of blood after she was hacked to death on Friday.
Though the gruesome incident took place at around 6:40 am, it was reported that the victims’ body was only removed from the spot after 8.30 am.
Just minutes before the murder, she was dropped at the station by her father Sreenivasan, a retired central government employee. According to local sources, Swathi was waiting at the platform when a young man, wearing black pants, approached her and began hacking her with a knife.