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Swathi's dad asks DGP to stop movie on daughter

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Published Jun 1, 2017, 1:44 am IST
Updated Jun 1, 2017, 7:59 am IST
Trailer for the feature film titled ‘Swathi Kola Vazhakku’ was released on Monday.
S. Swathi, an Infosys employee was murdered on June 24 last year  in Nungambakkam railway station while she was waiting to board the train to work.
 S. Swathi, an Infosys employee was murdered on June 24 last year in Nungambakkam railway station while she was waiting to board the train to work.

Chennai: Family of the slain Infosys techie, S. Swathi, who was murdered in June last year by her alleged stalker, approached the director general of police on Wednesday requesting him to disallow release of the feature film based on Swathi’s murder.

Trailer for the feature film titled ‘Swathi Kola Vazhakku’ was released on Monday. The two and half minute odd trailer begins with a card which reads, ‘Tamil Nadu’s most controversial case now on screen’.

 

Swathi’s father Santhana Gopalakrishnan, a retired central government employee, petitioned the DGP on Wednesday saying that the movie would further hurt the sentiments of the family. A social activist, Pammal Srinivasan, who accompanied Swathi’s father on Wednesday told DC that the family is disturbed and enraged and said that the movie is based on lies.

“They (the makers) are attempting to portray the villain as the hero. It cannot be allowed,” Srinivasan said. The family is also planning to write to the Censor Board officials and if necessary, a petition the high court. After filing the petition at the DGP office, the family met actor-politician S. Ve Shekher, who is also a member of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), to seek his help.

S. Swathi, an Infosys employee was murdered on June 24 last year  in Nungambakkam railway station while she was waiting to board the train to work.

The accused, P. Ram Kumar from Meenakshipuram in Tirunelveli district. had allegedly stalked her for three months and killed her after she reportedly ignored him. Ram Kumar arrested after a statewide search committed suicide by biting a live electric wire in the high security Puzhal Central prison.

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