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Infosys techie murder case: Accused Ramkumar's bail plea hearing adjourned till 15 July

News Agencies | Updated on: 6 July 2016, 14:26 IST

In the brutal murder case of software engineer S Swathi, the prime accused Ramkumar's bail plea hearing has been adjourned by the Chennai High Court to 15 July.

An advocate has filed a bail petition for Ramkumar claiming the police had foisted the case against him.

While the bail petition claimed that police personnel caused the injuries on Ramkumar's neck, the advocate Krishnamurthy, who filed the petition said he was yet to speak to Ramkumar, on behalf of whom he filed the bail petition.

In his bail application filed before the principal district sessions court, Ramkumar claimed that he did not kill Swathi, nor did he attempt to slit his throat and alleged that some persons who accompanied the police during his arrest had assaulted him with a blade and then concocted the suicide story.

Earlier, City Metropolitan Magistrate Gopinath visited him at the hospital and recorded his statement about the gruesome killing of the Infosys staff on 24 June at Nungambakkam railway station.

The accused was brought from Tirunelveli to Chennai on the morning of 5 June and was admitted into the Royapettah Government Hospital as he allegedly slit his throat in an attempt to commit suicide before he was arrested from his hideout in the Meenakshipuram village near Sengottai in Tirunelveli.

The Dean of the Royapettah Government Hospital certified that the accused is fit to talk to the Magistrate.

Meanwhile, Ramkumar continues to undergo treatment in the hospital amidst heavy security.

Ramkumar was nabbed from Tirunelveli on last Friday after a manhunt that lasted a week.


First published: 6 July 2016, 14:26 IST