In a shocking incident, a 25-year-old man stabbed a 20–year-old woman near the Tambaram Railway Station in Chennai on 23 September, Thursday afternoon.
The accused Ramachandran immediately after killing the young woman tried to slit his own throat, however, was stopped by the public and was handed over to the police.
The victim has been identified as M Swetha, a resident of Chrompet who is in her second year of Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (DMLT) in Madras Christian College (MCC), School of Continuing Education.
Ramachandran, a native of Thirukkuvalai in Nagapattinam district, had been working at a car manufacturing unit in Chengalpattu. According to the police, the deceased Swetha and accused Ramachandran had known each other for the past three years.
The police said that Ramachandran had called to meet Swetha on Thursday afternoon. The duo as per witnesses were seen holding conversation and walking near railway quarters in Tambaram.
However, soon the two were seen having an argument, and in a fit of rage, Ramachandran took the knife he was hiding in his pocket and punctured a hole into Swetha’s neck. Subsequently, Ramachandran tried to slit his own throat, but was stopped by passers-by, said police.
Though Swetha who was bleeding profusely was taken to Chromepet government hospital, she was declared brought dead by the doctors.
Meanwhile Ramachandran who sustained injuries during suicide attempt is admitted at Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital and is undergoing treatment, added police. The Selaiyur police have registered a case and began further inquiry.
Meanwhile, this is the third incident reported in the past six years within Chennai city and suburbs.
In June 2019, a 27-year-old Erode man tried to murder a woman at Chetpet railway station. Though the girl survived, she sustained grievous injuries. Another incident that took place was in broad daylight in June 2016 at Nungambakkam railway station, when S Swathi, 24 was hacked to death by one P Ramkumar.
(Published in an arrangement with The News Minute)
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