Chennai: It's simply heartbreaking. 24-year-old Infosys employee Swathi's father has said that no one tried to save his daughter as she bled to death at a Chennai railway platform.
"Mute spectators have deprived us of the chance to see our daughter," Swathi's father Santhana Gopala Krishnan said told NDTV.
Swathi bled to death at Nungambakkam railway station on Friday, after being hacked by an alleged stalker.
She was waiting for her train to work. Reports say that people on the railway platform either walked away from the scene or took the next train.
Her father further says that Swathi was "very tender-hearted girl" and wanted to donate her organs.
"If we had her organs, we would have given it to people in need. And looking at them, I could have told myself she is still alive, with us," he was quoted as saying.
"If anybody had reacted, or countered (the attack), it could have been averted. I don't know, due to aversion or some kind of selfishness, they didn't. We should not be like that," he lamented.
Swathi murder triggered an outrage in civil society and among political parties.
The police has come under criticism as no headway has been made in the case so far although cops had released CCTV images of a suspect.
The Madras High Court had also come down on the state government, warning it of suo motu intervention if there was any slackness in the probe.
The HC yesterday summoned Tamil Nadu Public Prosecutor and directed him to give his clarification on a media report alleging lack of coordination between Railway Police and local police on the probe into the murder the IT professional, as per PTI.
Taking serious view of the report, a division bench comprising justices S Nagamuthu and V Bharathi Dasan asked Public Prosecutor S Shanmuga Velayutham to verify from the authorities concerned whether there was non-coordination between departments.
Meanwhile, the state government transferred the investigation of the case from the Government Railway Police to the City Police yesterday.
(With Agency inputs)