Madras HC deadline ends, police yet to find Swathi's killer
Even as the deadline imposed by the Madras High Court to crack Swathi murder case ended on Wednesday, the Chennai police continue to be clueless about the identity of the murderer.
According to the Times of India, the police had zeroed down to 20 probable suspects on Tuesday after interrogating over 100 people. By evening they had two suspects in custody, however on Wednesday they were back to where they started because of “varying theories and disjointed evidence.” "We know enmity, not gain, is the motive of the murder. But we are yet to establish the motive. Once we know that, we will narrow down on the culprit," a police official told TOI.
Police further revealed that a man was stalking Swathi for over a month, but her family never reported to the police about her stalker. A senior official said that according to an eyewitness, the suspect never had an argument with the victim which also indicates the probability of the stalker having hired a killer.
As reported by TOI, a division bench said on Monday that If they feel there is any slackening in the probe even after two days, they will take suo motu proceedings with permission from the chief justice.