The accused in the murder of a female IT employee in Chennai, arrested last week and hospitalised in Tirunelveli after attempting suicide while being nabbed, was on Monday brought to the city and admitted to a government hospital where a magistrate remanded him in judicial custody.
P Ramkumar, 24, told the police that he had befriended Swathi, an Infosys employee, on social media. A search through Swathi’s Facebook friends reveals Ramkumar’s name.
According to the police, Ramkumar allegedly killed Swathi after he reportedly told Swathi that he was in love with her, which she rejected.
Ramkumar was brought in an ambulance from Tirunelveli Government Medical College Hospital with a medical team and police escort and admitted to the Government Royapettah Hospital in the early hours, police said.
XIII Metropolitan Magistrate S Gopinathan visited Ramkumar at the hospital and remanded him in judicial custody for 15 days, police said.
Ramkumar was arrested on July 1 from his house in T Meenkakshipuram village in Tirunelveli district in connection with the June 24 sensational murder of S Swati at Nungambakkam railway station.
He had attempted suicide by slashing his neck when surrounded by police following which he was undergoing treatment at the Tiruneveli hospital.