CHENNAI: Even before the branch could grow full straight, it was cut. And the father is yet to recover from the loss of a beloved daughter. The bereaved family members of S Swathi are anguished over public apathy towards their girl, murdered at Nungambakam railway station last Friday.
Speaking to mediapersons at his residence in Choolaimedu, the slain techie's father K Santhana Gopalakrishnan said, “I am really wounded by the public reaction, which was selfish. They were mute spectators. That’s my agony,” he said.
Lamenting that the killer managed to escape from the scene after committing the murder, the girl’s father expressed disappointment at people in the station not doing anything to stop him.
Calling for a change in attitude among the public, he said just talking about liberation of women would do no good if incidents such as these continue to happen. On reports of a possible stalker behind the murder, he told a TV channel that his daughter mentioned about a stalker on May 10, but has never heard anything other than that stray incident from her.
The murder in a busy public place, he said has also induced fear among his family members. “Let the death of my daughter be the last of such incidents,” he said.
He was confident of the State Government and the Chennai City police arresting the murderer in the coming days.
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