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Ramkumar (22) who is accused of murdering 24-year-old Swathi attempted to commit suicide.

Prime suspect in techie murder taken to Chennai in ambulance

WT24 Desk

Tirunelveli: Amid tight security, Ramkumar, arrested in connection with the sensational murder of a woman IT professional here last week, was on Sunday taken to Chennai in an ambulance and will be produced in a court, PTI reports. On Friday night, he had attempted suicide by slashing his neck to evade arrest when surrounded by police following which he was under going treatment at a hospital here.

A special probe team led by Assistant Police Commissioner, Nungambakkam, K P S Devaraj, Armed Reserve Police personnel of the district and a team of medicos are accompanying the ambulance. Earlier, Tirunelveli First Judicial Magistrate Ramadoss visited Ramkumar at government medical college hospital here as there were some hiccups in producing him before the court.

After recording the case details, on a plea of police, the magistrate gave them authorisation to take the 24-year-old engineering graduate to Chennai with police security and medical personnel. He directed that the accused be produced before a metropolitan magistrate court in Chennai.

Ramkumar was rushed to a local hospital after he slashed his neck, where he was given first aid and later shifted to the medical college hospital here. 24-year-old Swathi, employed with software giant Infosys, was hacked to death around 6.30 AM on June 24 while waiting to board a train at Nungambakkam Railway Station to her workplace on the city outskirts.

Ramkumar allegedly killed her after she resisted his efforts to befriend her. He had also reportedly told Swathi that he was in love with her, which she rejected.

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