The Chennai police released the CCTV footage of the suspect in the Infosys employee murder case on Friday.
A special probe team was formed to arrest the accused at the earliest amid severe criticism from the daily commuters about the deteriorating law and order situation in the area.
Swathi, who worked as an IT professional in Infosys, was dropped at Nungambakkam railway station around 6.20 am by her father.
As she was waiting to catch a train to her office, a man approached her on the platform.
The man, wearing a green shirt and black trouser, started arguing with Swathi over some issue. The two had an animated discussion. Before anyone could react, the man suddenly pulled out a sickle from a travelling bag that he was carrying and slashed Swathi below her jaw.
One of Swathi’s shocked friends said: “When I heard the news, I thought it can’t be her. But then I saw her photo in an article on Facebook…”
Infosys said in a statement: “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.”