A 24-year-old woman, who was working with Infosys, was hacked to death in broad daylight at a Chennai railway station.
The woman was approached by her attacker when she was waiting for her train at the Nungambakkam railway station.
The witness told police that a man came up to her and they had a heated argument, following which he attacked her with a sickle he was carrying in a bag.
The woman, struck in her neck and face, collapsed. Her body was lying on the platform for nearly 2 hours before police made arrangements to shift it to a mortuary.
The station–one of the busiest in Chennai– has no CCTV cameras, making it difficult for the police to zero in on the attacker.
The railway police say they have strong leads. A man used to stalk her at her workplace 60 km from Chennai, police sources told NDTV.
In a statement, Infosys said: “We are saddened by the unfortunate incident that has led to the demise of our employee in Chennai. We are working with the local authorities as they investigate the matter and will continue to provide our co-operation and support.”