However, Ramkumar was caught in his hometown Meenakshipuram in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu on July 1st. The accused tried to commit suicide then but was saved by the police who rushed him to the hospital. Ramkumar had been lodged in the Puzhal prison since his recovery. Many political parties had taken his side claiming that the police have wrongly convicted him because he is a dalit. On 18th September, Ramkumar was brought to the Royapettah government hospital from Puzhal where he was declared dead on arrival. Police say, Ramkumar committed suicide by biting on a live wire to end his life. Opposition parties in Tamil Nadu have asked for a magisterial probe into the matter. This version of the Chennai police has raised many questions relating to his mysterious death. Also, what happens to the on going investigation of the Swathi murder case?
With Ramkumar dead and police squarely accusing only Ramkumar in the case, where does this leave the on going trial of Swathi murder case?