Infosys Techie Murder: Stop Maligning Her Character, Says Family

Her grieving family has appealed to the media and public, saying she was not in a relationship with anyone.

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Swathi’s family requests media to stop making speculations about her character. (Photo: <i>The News Minute</i>)

Two days after 24-year-old Swathi, a techie from Infosys was hacked to death on the platform of Nungambakkam station in Chennai, her grieving family has made a desperate appeal to the media and public. Hoping to put speculation to rest about the motive behind the murder, her family addressed a press conference on Sunday.

Family Wants Media to Stop Speculating

I request (you) not to paint this incident in the colour of any religion or language. As opposed to what some people say, she wasn’t in any relationship with anyone.
Govindaraj, Swathi’s uncle

Besides having to cope with the horrific murder of a loved one, which took place in full public view on Friday, Swathi’s family have now been forced to dismiss all speculation relating to her “character”. The family’s statement comes following media reports that she was in a relationship with a young man, unknown to her family. Other reports speculated that the murder was a “crime of passion” involving a stalker.

According to the police, the young man had a verbal duel with the 24-year-old. He then pulled out a sickle from the bag he was carrying and hacked her to death.

No arrests have been made in the case so far. The Government Railway Police has released footage of the suspect. While Nungambakkam station had no CCTV cameras, the police have gathered footage from cameras installed in houses near the scene of crime.

Help Find the Suspect Soon, Instead!

Her uncle expressed confidence in the investigation being carried out by the police.

As far as we are concerned the investigation is going in the right direction. The Police has showed us a few clips of the suspect, but we can’t identify him. We don’t know who the person is in the footage.
Swathi’s uncle requests people to come up with images and videos, if they have any, to help find the suspect. (Photo: <i>The News Minute</i>)
Swathi’s uncle requests people to come up with images and videos, if they have any, to help find the suspect. (Photo: The News Minute)

Friday’s murder took place at around 6:30 am and in public view. However, people who witnessed the crime reportedly chose to look away.

I request everyone to share images or videos if they have taken any during the incident with the police, this will help nab the suspect soon.
Govindaraj

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