If Swathi had been alive today, she would have celebrated her 25th birthday with friends and family who love her. Unfortunately Swathi’s life was cut short allegedly by Ramkumar, an engineer whose advances Swathi rejected. The victim was murdered in broad daylight at the busy Nungambakkam station on June 16th, this year. The Infosys techie’s murder shocked Chennai residents and had a wide spread rage among people across the country.
The accused Ramkumar was caught from his hometown in Meenakshipuram. While the case was investigated and in court, Ramkumar allegedly committed suicide inside his cell in Puzhal jail by biting a live electric wire.
Nithya, Swathi's sister has written a heart warming open letter on Swathi's birthday after how they grew up and how life has been for the family since Swathi's demise.
'There lived a happy go lucky girl in a quarters, who lived amidst her friends. One fine day the kiddo’s close friend shared the happy news of a younger sister’s arrival. She was fascinated to know that her friend has been blessed with a sister. So even she started praying vigorously for a sister. God too answered the kid’s prayer and on 29th September, the girl’s sister was born. The most awaited moment for the girl.
She enjoyed and rejoiced the arrival of her sister. The elder and younger one were poles apart but in a good way. They both were like Tom and Jerry, kept fighting and pulling each other’s leg for almost everything. But they made sure none came in-between them. They remained protective of each other. As time gave many twist and turns of events in their lives, they were able to sail through everything with the help of their parents. Days, months and years rolled by. Time tested their patience, but the four of them faced it bravely and positively by remaining a close knit family.