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Swathi murder accused Ramkumar commits suicide in Chennai prison

Updated: Sep 18, 2016 21:47 IST

Chennai [India], Sept. 18 (ANI): Ram Kumar, the main accused in the software engineer Swathi murder case, on Sunday allegedly committed suicide in ChennaiÆs Puzhal jail.

According to reports, Kumar bit a live electric wire and died. He was rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead.

Swathi was hacked to death, allegedly by Kumar, an engineering graduate, on June 24 while she was waiting to board a train at a platform of Nungambakkam suburban railway station to her work place on the city outskirts, an incident which was caught on CCTV.

When police traced him days later and came to arrest him, he had allegedly attempted to commit suicide.

Ramkumar was arrested in July by special team of police. (ANI)