Ramkumar allegedly bit a live electricity wire in the prison.

Swathi murder accused Ramkumar commits suicide in Chennai prison
news Crime Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 18:13

The main accused in the Swathi murder case, Ramkumar allegedly committed suicide at the Puzhal prison in Chennai on Sunday.

According to preliminary reports, Ramkumar allegedly bit a live electricity wire in the prison.

He has been taken to the Royapettah Government Hospital for treatment.

24-year-old Swathi, an Infosys employee had been brutally hacked to death on June 24 at the Nungambakkam Railway station in Chennai.

Ramkumar lived in on the second floor of AS Mansion in Chennai’s Choolaimedu for three months, less than a kilometre from Swati’s house on Gangai Amman Koil Street.

The Chennai police arrested him from his house in Meenakshipuram in Thirunelveli district on July 1.

Ramukumar, an engineer by training had come to Chennai looking for a job. He is accused of murdering Swati, a young techie on Nungambakkam railway platform in the early hours of on June 24.

He had been stalking her for several days and had killed her because she did had turned him down.

In August, Raamkumar’s mother Pushpam claimed that her son was innocent and that police to guard the real accused, had foisted a case and arrested him.

In her petition with the Madras High Court, she also alleged that the special police team that went to Karnataka in connection with the probe, had seized the sim card and laptop of 24-year-old Infosys techie S Swathi, which showed she may have been murdered due to a love affair.


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