Chennai, June 24: In a shocking incident, a young female employee of Infosys was brutally hacked to death in broad-day light at Nungambakkam railway station in Chennai on Friday morning around 6 am when she was waiting to board train for work.
The deceased woman was identified as 24-year-old as S Swathi, a resident of South Gangai Amman Koil Street, Choolaimedu.
According to locals, Swathi was waiting at the second platform when a young man, wearing a green shirt and black pant, approached her. He reportedly had a heated argument with Swathi, after which he took out a sickle from his bag and attacked her.
She tried to escape, but lost balance and fell on the ground. Onlookers were left stunned and the unidentified assailant fled after committing the horrific crime.
Swathi received greivious injuries on her face and neck and was profusely bleeding.
In morning, Swathi's father had dropped her at the railway station, so that she could reach her office at Mahindra Tech park near Maraimalai Nagar.
Police has launched an investigation into the sensational murder case of Swathi and is questioning her freinds and relatives.
Shockingly, Swathi's dead body was lying at the railway station, as police reached only after two hours, after which her body was shifted to a mortuary at Madras Medical College.
Meanwhile, Infosys issued a statement condoling the death of Swathi, "We are saddened by the unfortunate incident that has led to the demise of our employee in Chennai. We are working with the local authorities as they investigate the matter and will continue to provide our co-operation and support. Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with the family of the deceased. Infosys will provide all the necessary support to the family in their hour of grief," a spokesperson of the company was quoted as saying.