A 24-year-old engineer named Ram Kumar has been arrested for the brutal murder of Swathi, Infosys employee last week in Chennai.
He , tried to kill himself as police tried to arrest him last night from Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu, authorities said.
Police say Ram Kumar stayed near the victim Swathi ‘s house and was infatuated with her. He had stalked and attempted to befriend her, they said.
A new photo of the suspect was released on Thursday which gave a front view of him.
Swathi was killed with a sickle last Friday, and the suspect was seen scooting from the platform in footage the Nungambakkam railway station, where the incident took place, has no CCTV cameras.
Swathi's body was left on the platform for over two hours as those who watched the attack did nothing to stop the killer; many left by the next train. The police arrived only hours later