STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Infosys techie murder case transferred to Chennai city police

Published: 27th June 2016 02:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th June 2016 02:05 PM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Three days after the daylight murder of Infosys employee S Swathi at the Nungambakkam railway station, the investigations into the case, that has grabbed national attention, has been handed over to the Chennai city police.

This comes in the backdrop of the Railway police, that is so far investigating the case since it took place inside a railway station, could make little progress in the case. Railway police, which is also a part of the state police, is known for its militated manpower and technological tools.

Despite the murder taking place in public view, the police were unable to make any progress in identifying the killer. Over 100 people have been quizzed so far by the police and a couple of CCTV footage of a suspect also lifted from the locality.

Amidst growing public outrage over the incident, the state's Director General of Police Ashok Kumar on Monday ordered the transfer of the case from the railway police to the Nungambakkam police.

"While the case has now been officially transferred, our personnel were helping our counterparts in the railway police till date," a senior police officer, dismissing reports that there was lack of coordination between the Chennai city police and the railway police in the investigations.

On Monday, the a two-member bench of the Madras High Court also raised questions on the alleged lack of coordination between the two wings of the police. It had asked the state government's counsel to file a status report on the case by 3 pm.

So far, the police have got finger prints of the suspect from a machete, which is believed to had used to slay Swathi and left behind on the rail tracks. A couple of foggy CCTV footage of a suspect also were released by the police. The police have been asking public's help in identifying the suspect.

Stay up to date on all the latest Chennai news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp