Swathi murder suspect Ramkumar commits suicide in Chennai jail

Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) P. Ramkumar, the accused in the sensational S.Swathi murder case, committed suicide on Sunday in jail by biting a power cable, police said.

According to police, Ramkumar bit a power cable in the Puzhal prison to kill himself. His act detected, he was taken to the Government Hospital in Royapettah here but he died on the way.

Swathi. 24, an IT professional with Infosys, was stabbed to death at the suburban Nungambakkam railway station here on June 24 allegedly by Ramkumar, who had been stalking her.

Police zeroed on Ramkumar, 22, an unemployed graduate on basis of CCTV footage and signals from Swathi’s phone which he had taken and arrested him from the state’s Tirunelveli district on July 2. When he was about to be arrested, police said that he tried to commit suicide by cutting his throat with a blade.

–IANS

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