This is the second incident of a broad daylight attack in Chennai this week. On Wednesday, an advocate was killed at Vyasarpadi in Chennai.
In a shocking incident, an Infosys techie has been hacked to death in broad daylight at Nungambakkam railway station in Chennai on Friday.
According to police sources, the youth first had a verbal duel with the woman and later pulled out the machete from a travel bag he was carrying and hacked her. A cab driver said to have fought with her last week, police are investigating that angle too.
Swathi was left with several cut injuries on her face and neck which left her bleeding to death in the railway platform. From the preliminary clues, police suspect the assailant to be someone close to Swathi and that he could either be a colleague or former colleague. Police are presently speaking to her relatives and friends.
Swathi’s body has been moved to the Madras Medical College. Many relatives have rushed to the hospital on hearing the news. The post-mortem is likely to be conducted today and her body given over to her family by the evening.
Police who are investigating the matter, suspect the assailant to be someone Swathi already knew.
Meanwhile, Infosys has reacted with the following statement:
“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. Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with the family of the deceased. Infosys will provide all the necessary support to the family in their hour of grief.”