Infosys techie's father sobs, asks her killer - `Why did you do this to my daughter Swathi?`

Swathi was waiting at the Nungambakkam railway station to board a suburban train when P Ramkumar hacked her to death on June 24.

Updated: Jul 13, 2016, 16:31 PM IST
Infosys techie's father sobs, asks her killer - `Why did you do this to my daughter Swathi?`

Chennai: Days after the Tamil Nadu Police arrested a youth in Tirunelveli district alleged to be the killer of female software engineer with Infosys, S Swathi's father and a bookseller on the Nungambakkam railway platform have identified P Ramkumar as the assailant.

The identification parade was conducted in Puzhal prison on Tuesday.

Swathi's father Santhana Gopalakrishnan identified Ramkumar out of 10 men who stood in a file.

 

In a tragic and painful moment, Gopalakrishnan grabbed the suspect and cried asking ‘why did you do this to my daughter? You killed my daughter and now I am inside a prison doing all this.’

Sivakumar, a bookseller at the railway station, also identified the 22-year-old as the assailant.

On July 02, the Tamil Nadu Police arrested Ramkumar.

 

Chennai Police Commissioner told reporters: "Ramkumar used to follow Swathi. He was infatuated with Swathi and wanted to strike up a friendship with her, which was not successful. Hence he killed her."

Ramkumar, an unemployed engineering graduate, has two sisters. His father works in BSNL and mother is a housewife.

 

Swathi was waiting at the Nungambakkam railway station to board a suburban train when an unidentified youth hacked her to death early in the morning on June 24.

With the images in the closed circuit television (CCTV) the police conducted its manhunt.

 

The attacker had also taken Swathi's mobile phone after killing her. The police tracked the phone signals and found the phone was in Choolaimedu area near Nungambakkam station, said a news report.