An Infosys employee died after reportedly being attacked by an unidentified man in Nungambakkam Railway Station on Friday morning. The man had hacked her face and neck and she died within two hours of the attack, the New Indian Express reported.
The police have identified the victim as Swati S, a resident of Choolaimedu area.
Local sources reportedly said a young man, wearing a green shirt and black pants, hacked her with a sickle, which he was carrying in his bag. The two had reportedly had an argument before the incident. It has also been learnt that the victim lost balance and fell on the ground while trying to escape.
Shopkeepers and passengers said they were too shocked to stop the man who fled the scene immediately, says the report.
The police said the railway station does not have CCTV cameras. The victim was reportedly left on the spot for two hours before the police contacted the mortuary.
The 24-year-old's father had dropped her at the station a few minutes before the incident took place, according to the report. The victim is said to be a regular commuter. Her office was at Mahindra World City in Maraimalai Nagar, in the city's suburbs.
The police suspect the assailant to be an acquaintance of the victim and are questioning the relatives of the victim now.
Lately, Infosys released a statement condoling her death. "We are saddened by the unfortunate incident that has led to the demise of our employee in Chennai. We are working with the local authorities as they investigate the matter and will continue to provide our co-operation and support. Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with the family of the deceased. Infosys will provide all the necessary support to the family in their hour of grief," the company's spokesperson said.