TIRUNELVELI: “My son did not end his life. Police killed him. It is a cold blooded murder.”
This was the first reaction of Paramasivam, the father of P. Ramkumar the lone accused in the sensational murder of techie Swathi who committed suicide on Sunday evening at the Puzhal prison where he was being lodged since July this year.
“I don’t believe that my son committed suicide. We have been maintaining that my son was being framed in the case. And this has been proven once again today since police did not want the truth to come out,” Mr Paramasivam alleged at his Meenatchipuram village near here.
He also claimed that they got a phone call from Puzhal prison authorities at around 4.30 pm on Sunday informing that Ramkumar was not well and is being shifted to a hospital. “However, within an hour we got to know from the media that my son was no more. He had no reason to commit suicide. It is the police, who made my son an accused in the case, he alleged.
Mr Paramasivam, who had earlier alleged that his son was being targeted became he was a Dalit, said he cant believe that his son was no more since he met him just 10 days ago.
“Only the police are responsible for my son’s death. I have several doubts in the theory being propagated by the police. I want a proper inquiry into the alleged suicide of my son,” he further alleged.
Meanwhile, people in Meenatchipuram entered into an altercation with journalists who were recording visuals in the village after the news of Ramkumar’s suicide broke. “Go and take visuals of Swathi’s house. Why are you coming here?” they told the video journalists.
Some villagers also came out in support of Ramkumar and alleged that it was not a suicide but murder. “How can he come into contact with a live wire? Why was it hanging and where was it hanging in the prison?” the villagers asked....