Swathi was waiting for her train at Nungambakkam railway station when the suspect, 24-year-old Ramkumar, approached her. Following a heated argument, he attacked her with a sickle he was carrying in a bag.
The suspect Ramkumar NDTV
“When the Police arrived he tried to cut his throat with a blade. He was immediately taken to hospital and is under treatment. He is fine and would recover, though he is not fit to travel now,” Chennai City Police Commissioner T K Rajendran said .
He added that Ramkumar did not have any accomplices in the crime.
Police earlier released the image of the suspect NDTV
The daylight murder of Swathi created furor over the gruesome murder and also, over the apathy of people who witnessed the crime.