Four days after the murder of Infosys employee Swathi S, the Madras High Court intervened and transferred the probe to Chennai police.
The move comes after Chennai Police had said that the railway station where the employee was murdered did not come under its jurisdiction.
Further, the court ordered the report to be submitted by 3 pm and said it would take action if the report is unsatisfactory.
The court also asked if there was any lack of coordination in the probe.
Earlier, the police released the images of the suspect from CCTV footages.
“We are left with two CCTV footages and this latest photo sent by an eye-witness in which face of the assailant is not visible. We have approached a Hyderabad-based firm seeking digital forensic help to get a clear image of the assailant’s face from CCTV footages,” a senior officer probing the case told Indian Express.
The 24-year-old employee was hacked to death by a man at the Nungambakkam railway station. The two had a heated argument, following which he attacked her with a sickle he was carrying in a bag.