Infosys woman employee killed at Nungambakkam railway station in Chennai

A 24 year old Infosys employee was hacked to death at Nungambakkam railway station in Chennai on Friday morning at 6:30 AM.

FP Staff June 24, 2016 14:35:08 IST
Infosys woman employee killed at Nungambakkam railway station in Chennai

A 24-year-old Infosys employee was hacked to death at Nungambakkam Railway Station in Chennai on Friday morning at 6.30 am.

Infosys woman employee killed at Nungambakkam railway station in Chennai

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The victim, identified as S Swathi, was waiting to board a train for work, when a young man approached her. He got into a heated argument with her and then attacked her with a sickle, reported The New Indian Express.

Swathi then fell on the ground and was bleeding profusely. The attacker managed to get away from the crime scene, as no one came forward to stop him, reported India Today

Shopkeepers and passengers on the platform said they were too shocked and had little time to react before the attacker fled the scene, reports International Business Times. The report further said that the victim was reportedly left on the spot at the station for two hours, before the police arrived and contacted the mortuary.

Police sources said there was no CCTV installed in the Nungambakkam Railway Station. Local sources, however, have reported that the young man was wearing a green shirt and black pants and was carrying a travel bag, from which he took out the sickle.

The victim's father Santhana Gopalakrishnan, a retired Central govt employee, had dropped her at the station a few minutes before the incident took place, reported India Today.

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

Infosys said 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."

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