Police had earlier said that Swathi was stalked by a man but the family did not file a police complaint.

Swathi murder Madras HC deadline ends police yet to find the killer
news Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 09:16

Even as the deadline given by the Madras High court ended on Wednesday, the city police seems to be uncertain about the killer in the Swathi murder case.

On Tuesday, the Commissionerate was very confident about arresting the accused in the case soon. The investigators had arrested about 20 suspects and by evening, they were suspecting two men in the custody, reported The Times of India. On Wednesday, they were again confused with different theories and disjointed evidence.

An officer told TOI that once they are able to find out the motive of the murder, they will be able to shortlist the suspects.

Another officer said that the investigating team should also consider that the stalker might have hired a killer. Even after the police conducted inquiries with the relatives, friends and people near the railway station, they have not been able to get conclusive links. Two people have been ruled out as suspects, a cab driver with whom Swathi’s family had a fight few days ago and a friend who visited the mortuary where her body was kept.

Police had earlier said that Swathi was stalked by a man but the family did not file a police complaint. “If we feel there is any slackening in the probe even after two days, we will take suo motu proceeedings with permission from the chief justice,“ a division bench said on Monday, reported by TOI.

 

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