Ram Kumar, accused of killing Chennai techie Swathi, bites live wire, dies


Ram Kumar, the man accused of killing Swathi, a Chennai-based Infosys techie, has died after biting a live wire in a city prison, reported NDTV.

Ram Kumar had allegedly murdered Swathi in Chennai was arrested in Tirunelveli district, police said.

After stalking her for months, he allegedly murdered Swathi using a sickle last week.

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Ram Kumar, an engineering graduate, was arrested in Tirunelveli. Kumar, a native of Shencottah near Tirunelveli. He was staying in Choolaimedu area in the city where Swathi had resided for quite some time.

He was taken to a hospital for treatment after he allegedly attempted to commit suicide, police said.

“Since Ramkumar had attempted to commit suicide at the time of his arrest, we arranged counselling at the Puzhal prison where he was remanded in judicial custody. We kept a close watch on his activities. He did not show any signs of depression or suicidal tendencies,” a prison official had told The Hindu.