According to police, he bit a live electric wire from inside a switch board and got electrocuted. Following this incident, he was immediately rushed to Govt Royapettah hospital where he was declared brought dead.
Police is yet to announce the cause of the death officially. Incidentally, Ramkumar's bail plea was scheduled to be heard tomorrow.
An accused in the sensational murder case of Swathi, an Infosys employee, Ram Kumar attempted to slit his throat at the time of arrest from his temporary residence in Choolaimedu.
He was arrested by the police based on CCTV footage and circumstantial evidences, which pointed at his involvement in hacking Swathi to death at the Numgambakkam railway station where she was waiting to board a local train to reach her work place on June 24.
Police had recovered his blood-stained clothes and the mobile phone of the victim from his possession.
Meanwhile, according to The Hindu, police officials said, "Since Ramkumar had attempted to commit suicide at the time of his arrest, we arranged counselling at the Puzhal prison where he was remanded in judicial custody. We kept a close watch on his activities. He did not show any signs of depression or suicidal tendencies." They further added, "We are investigating the circumstances that led to the prisoner taking the extreme step."
Despite eyewitness accounts of Ram Kumar stalking Swathi on a regular basis, his famil had maintained that he was innocent and that he was not involved in the murder. An engineering college dropout, Ramkumar was staying in a mansion at Choolaimedu and looking for a job.