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Swathi murder case: Prime accused Ramkumar remanded to 14-day judicial custody

News Agencies | Updated on: 4 July 2016, 16:21 IST

In the brutal murder case of software engineer S Swathi in Chennai, the prime accused Ramkumar has been remanded to 14 days judicial custody.

City Metropolitan Magistrate Gopinath visited the accused at the hospital and recorded his statement on 4 July.

Swathi, a young engineer working for Infosys, was murdered at Nungambakkam railway station on 24 June.

The accused was brought from Tirunelveli to Chennai this morning and was admitted to the Royapettah Government Hospital as he slit his throat in an attempt to commit suicide when he was surrounded by police in his hideout in the Meenakshipuram village near Sengottai in Tirunelveli on Saturday.

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.

--ANI

First published: 4 July 2016, 16:21 IST
 
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