CHENNAI: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday commended the city police for arresting the suspected murderer of Infosys techie S Swathi. She called up Commissioner of Police T K Rajendran and congratulated him for solving the case in such a short time.
Conveying her greetings, the Chief Minister said that the State police have always been efficient in solving crimes and in bringing accused to the book. The police have again proved their mettle in Swathi murder case, which was a big challenge, she added. According to an official release, in the preliminary investigation, it was found that Ramkumar had murdered Swathi. Since there was no direct evidence, the police cracked the case and arrested the accused with the help of technology and scientific methods.
The prime suspect in the Swathy murder case, P Ramkumar, had often stalked the woman in the last three months, said the city Police Commissioner T K Rajendran.
The youth from Tirunelveli, who had come to the city about three months ago in search of a job, had intended to befriend her. But that did not happen, which eventually led to the hacking, the commissioner said, addressing a press meet on
Saturday. He was flanked by senior officials from city police, all with relief written large on their faces, having concluded a case that brought huge pressure on the force. Ruling out speculations about an accomplice in the murder, the police confirmed that Ramkumar was the lone suspect.