Taking the investigation into Infosys techie Swathi's murder further, the Chennai Police took accused P Ramkumar to a secure location so that he could enact the crime.
Ramkumar, who was brought before the Egmore metropolitan magistrate on Wednesday, is in police custody until Friday.
The murder accused was taken from the Egmore court to Nungambakkam police station. He was then taken to another location to enact the murder scene at the Nungambakkam railway station, where the incident took place. The 24-year-old woman employee of Infosys was hacked to death at 6.30 am on Friday, June 24.
The police have said that the enactment will be videographed.
We have kept the details of the re-enactment secret to avoid media attention," a police officer was quoted as saying by the Times of India.
On Tuesday, Swathi's father Santhana Gopalakrishnan and a bookseller at Nungambakkam railway station, Sivakumar, identified Ramkumar as the attacker. Gopalakrishnan took three attempts to identify Ramkumar during the identification parade, India Today reported. The other suspects were made to wear a bandage around the throat similar to Ramkumar's. He had allegedly attempted to commit suicide by slitting his throat when the police came to capture him.
Apart from re-creating the murder, the police are also looking into why Ramkumar was using a SIM card in the name of his former classmate's father.
The address was given as Subbaiah Mudaliyarpuram in Tuticorin. Sankar, who stayed in a rented house there before moving out, was questioned by police. Police said Sankar's son must have given Ramkumar the SIM card after they completed their college. We've got some interesting information about Ramkumar after talking to his college friends," an officer told TOI.