Cops release CCTV footage of suspect who stabbed Infosys employee in Chennai

The Chennai police has reportedly released the CCTV footage of the suspect who hacked an Infosys employee to death on Friday morning.

FP Staff June 25, 2016 16:49:46 IST
Cops release CCTV footage of suspect who stabbed Infosys employee in Chennai

The Chennai police has reportedly released the CCTV footage of the suspect who stabbed an Infosys employee to death on Friday morning.

The suspect is a young man, who can be seen walking briskly with a backpack, reported NDTV. Local sources had also claimed that the attacker was wearing a green shirt and carrying a travel bag, from which he took out the sickle.

The police have not released the source of the footage.

Cops release CCTV footage of suspect who stabbed Infosys employee in Chennai

File image of Swathi (left) and the suspect's image released by the Chennai police. CNN-News18

Initial reports stated that the Nungambakkam railway station, where the incident happened, did not have CCTV cameras.

A special probe team has been formed to arrest the accused at the earliest amid severe criticism from commuters, according to CNN-News18. The local police also claimed that they have all the leads and will soon arrest the killer.

Police suspect the assailant to be Swathi's close acquaintance and are questioning the victim's relatives and friends to get to him.

According to witnesses, the man approached Swathi when she was waiting for the train. The two were seen having a heated argument before the man suddenly pulled out a sickle from his bag and stabbed her, reported NDTV.

The police say that Swathi was being stalked by a man near her office for months.

"We are shocked with the incident. She didn't tell us about any problems she faced in recent times,” CNN-News18 reported Govindarajan, Swathi's uncle as saying.

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