Cops make headway in Swathi murder case, find vital clues: The Chennai police took major steps towards solving the murder of the Infosys techie Swathi, 24, after taking over the case from the railway police. They ruled out the possibility of the killer being hired on contract and declared that he had been stalking Swathi since May.
On Monday the Madras High Court handed the case to the Chennai police because of the alleged delay caused by the short-staffed railway wing. The 25-member team headed by Nungambakkam assistant commissioner of police questioned more than a hundred people and shortlisted about 20 as probable suspects.
Even as cyber crime experts shortlisted about 150 suspicious mobile phone numbers that were active in the towers covering Nungambakkam railway station premises where techie S Swathi was hacked to death on Friday, a couple of her friends told investigators that the victim was aware that she was being stalked by the suspect who finally killed her.
Though police have so far got no clue of the assailant, they are putting together a few inputs that could possibly establish the motive of the murder.
City Police on Thursday released a developed photograph of the suspect in the Swathi murder case, investigations of which they have taken over since Monday.
As the CCTV footages recovered post the incident couldn’t provide a clear picture of the man believed to be the suspect, police have resorted to portrait sketching and technologically enhancing the image from the CCTV grab.