Woman Infosys employee brutally murdered in broad-day light in Chennai

25 June 2016, 07:43 AM
Infosys employee S Swathi was brutally murdered in Chennai
Infosys employee S Swathi was brutally murdered in Chennai

A 24-year-old woman, an employee of IT major Infosys, was on Friday hacked to death at Nungambakkam railway station in Chennai. The incident took place at around 6:30 AM when she was waiting to board the train for work.

According to police sources, the victim has been identified as S Swathi, a resident of South Gangai Amman Koil Street, Choolaimedu, an area near the Nungambakkam railway station.

Cops have now released footage of a young man in green shirt and black pants who arrived at the platform, where Swathi was waiting for train. The man approached her and the two had a heated argument following which he took out a sickle from his travel bag and assaulted her. The assailant fled the scene after brutally assaulting her. Police suspect that the assailant was known to Swathi. 

Meanwhile, Infosys has condoled the death of Swathi in a 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,” a spokesperson of the company said.

First Published: Friday, June 24, 2016 03:53 PM
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