Chennai, July 1: At a time when the police investigating Swathi murder case have sought for an enhanced image of the person who may have committed the murder, an eyewitness has revealed some shocking information.
An eye witness, D Tamilarasan, a passenger who regularly travels from the Nungambakkam station (where Swathi was was murdered), has revealed that she was assaulted by another man about two weeks back at the railway station.
"The man must have slapped about five or six times. She sort of collapsed after it. She picked up her mobile phone and quietly got into the next train. It was very surprising for me that she did not react at all, and many passengers questioned her on the same. I discreetly remember that this man was quite young, must have been 30 or so. He was fair or wheatish and not like the hacker who was in the CCTV footage," Tamilarasan was quoted as saying in The News Minute report.
"I heard her cry and rushed to the spot as I was little away. By then, she had been hacked and the hacker was on the run. I couldn't get a clear view of the hacker but another passenger tried chasing him.
Since she died in a few minutes, any of us were shell shocked and got into the next train and left. We assumed that the killer will surrender to the police," he further added in the report.
In an interview with TOI, Tamilarasan said, "I heard a loud shriek and the strange noise of a sickle ploughing into flesh. When I and a few others turned, we realised that Swathi had just been hacked. Blood was gurgling out of her neck and she had collapsed.
Her head and limbs moved sporadically and shivered for about three minutes and then it was still. I watched her gory death from a distance of about 50 yards for about three minutes."
Meanwhile, the police has said that, " We hope once we have an enhanced image, people will be able to identify the killer."