Railway station murder: Mystery over death of victim's father

It is still widely believed Manickam died due to a heart attack.
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CHENNAI: In the latest development in the St. Thomas Mount railway station murder case, a suicide angle has cropped up in the death of victim Sathya's father Manickam.

However, the veracity of the suicide angle is yet to be independently verified by DT Next. According to Daily Thanthi reports, Manickam is said to have consumed liquor after spiking it late on Thursday. It is still widely believed he died due to a heart attack. "Initial medical report talked about heart attack. But later there was report that he had consumed some harmful chemicals. Post mortem report may reveal the real reason," said a senior officer.

Six years after the horrific death of Swathi at the Nungambakkam railway station, the murder of a college student Sathya (20) by Sathish (31) has numbed senses.

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Railway station murder: Victim's father dies of heart attack

On Thursday noon, while Sathya, a B Com second year student, was waiting for train at the St. Thomas Mount railway station where she usually boards an EMU to T Nagar. When the 20-year-old was with her friends, Sathish begun alternating with her. In a fit of rage while arguing Sathish is said to have pushed Sathya to the track where a speeding local train towards Tambaram approached.

After committing the crime Sathish fled the spot and 4 special teams were deployed to nab him. He was arrested at Thoraipakkam in the early hours of Friday.

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