Swathi murder case: Court refuses to give relief to accused

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Chennai, July 7: All eyes are now on Ram Kumar, a native of Tamil Nadu's Meenakshipuram who is the prime accused in the brutal murder of S Swathy, a techie who worked with an IT major, at Nungambakkam Railway Station in the early morning of June 24.

Kumar, who took an U-turn recently over him committing the crime, was denied relief by the Principal Sessions Court here on Thursday as it refused to hear the bail plea filed by an advocate on Kumar's behalf as City Public Prosecutor ML Jagan raised serious doubts over the advocate's locus standi. He felt the advocate had not got the consent of either the accused or his family before applying.

"The advocate has moved the application with a clear intention of getting publicity," Jagan said.

Meanwhile, the Chennai Police also said they have gathered enough proof against Kumar.

Ram Kumar's native still in shock

Kumar's village is still to believe that he could commit such a heinous crime. His sister Madhubhala recently told the media that he was a quiet but ambitious person who wanted to do something for his modest family. Kumar is the eldest of five siblings and helped his mother in animal husbandry. [Swathi murder probe: Killer does U-turn]

Madhubala said her brother was shy of girls and a teetotaller. "He was a good student and had the deam to clear civil services examination," she said.

She also said that she had never found a girl's number in Kumar's mobile phone but saw him returning home from Chennai as one accused of murdering a woman.

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