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P. Ramkumar, the suspected killer of S. Swathi, the Infosys techie who was recently found murdered on the platform of Nungambakkam railway station is not the sole actor involved in the crime according to fresh claims by Swathi's advocate.

"The mastermind behind the crime should be tracked," Krishnamurthy, swathi's family's advocate who is demanding death penalty for the accused was quoted telling journalists of The Hindu.

 Ramkumar, the accused was brought from Tirunelveli to Royapettah General Hospital in Chennai today, where he is recuperating after he attempted suicide by slitting his throat with a sharp object, shortly before police apprehended him from his house in Meenakshipuram village in Sengottai.

Gopinath, 14th Metropolitan Magistrate Court judge spoke to him after the Dean of the Royapettah Government Hospital declared him conscious and able to speak. Afterwards he was remanded to 15-day judicial custody by the magistrate. He is expected to be shifted to Puzhal prison after he recovers.

According to the police who recorded his statements yesterday, Ramkumar was not a stranger to Swathi as the two had interacted on social networking sites and had exchanged each other's phone numbers. The police were quick to add that Swathi actively discouraged his advances. Ramkumar however began stalking her and began staying in Choolaimedu just to follow her.

On one such occasion, where Swathi publicly insulted him regarding his appearance, Ramkumar felt offended and enraged and hence began harboring a vendetta against her, added the police.