Chennai Techie Murder : Why Wait Till A Disaster Strikes To Wake Up?

The Logical Indian

June 28th, 2016

Image Source: news18

Shocking murder in Chennai

The recent murder of 24-year-old Swati, an Infosys techie from Chennai, has shocked the city and everyone in India. It has raised important questions about the effectiveness of security in the state. Swati was cold-bloodedly murdered by a man who thrashed her with a sickle he was carrying. The incident took place early in the morning of June 24 at the Nungambakkam railway station. There was not a single CCTV camera in the station. The police have taken their lead after finding another footage from a CCTV camera installed in a nearby shop. The station was bereft of any CCTV cameras and the police had to take help from another camera footage outside the station premises. The incident certainly draws focus on how the state deviates from just a simple security measure.

The same week also saw the murder of four other women elsewhere in the city. Strangely four lawyers were also murdered before these crimes in separate incidents. According to media reports, the city witnessed 13 murders last month. All these reports suggest that Tamil Nadu has simply not able to reign in on the killers. Four days have gone after Swati’s death. Yet the murderer has not been captured nor identified correctly.


Why do we wait till disaster strikes?

When the administration depends on CCTV footage from nearby shops even as the railway station lacks a single camera shows the lack of preparedness of the administration for dealing with heinous crimes. Governments and politicians do not think twice to beef up and spend lakhs of rupees on their own security, but the common citizen’s security is always a distant second priority and more so in the case of women.

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

Man Arrested For WhatsApp Message On Beef

22-Year-Old Jharkhand Man Arrested For WhatsApp Message On Beef, Dies After Being Tortured In Custody

CCTV Footage: Four Men Steal A Cow And Take It In Car

Mystery Surges Over The Case Of 20-Year-Old Boy, Who Was Found Dead In The Basement Of A Mall

[Watch] Delhi Airport Staff Steals Jewellery From Passenger’s Bag, Arrested

Chennai: RTI Activist Chased And Murdered In Broad Daylight, Near Commissioner Of Police’s Office

Video: Mumbai Police Caught On Camera Thrashing A Couple Inside Kandivali Police Station

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

Hindutva Groups Call For A Rally In Support Of A Murderer, Halt The Lives Of 42 Lakh People

Awareness

In The Name Of Ram

News

51 Lakh Customers Duped Of Rs 7,035 Crore By PanCard Club; EOW To Probe

News

Delhi Govt. To Pay For Accident Victims Brought To Private Hospital Within Golden Hour

News

Violating EC Norms, PM Modi Does Roadshow After Casting Vote, Rahul Gandhi Gives Interview Ahead Of Polls

Videos

Chhattisgarh: When Mine Workers Came Together To Build A Hospital Of Their Own