Former Employee stabbed her colleague in revenge attack in Chennai :- Chennai: After sacked from the company following a quarrel with her colleague, a man stabbed her in vengeance. The deadly attack took place when the woman was heading to work. The attack was took place at Jagathambal street, West Mambalam on Wednesday morning
The killer was nabbed with the help of a local who set his two pet street dogs upon him on witnessing the incident unfold.
Suchismitha (31) is from West Bengal. She has been working for the past 3 years in the R&D wing of truck manufacturer Ashok Leyland. She suffered injuries in her stomach and is being treated in a private hospital. As per the preliminary investigations that the accused Ragunath (24) was employed on a sub-contract with the company. He is the resident of Perungudi and is a native of Sivakasi and graduate in mechanical engineering from Coimbatore. Ragunath had had previously enmity with Suchismitha.
A senior police officer said that while boarding the company bus last July, Ragunath had run into Suchismitha and had reportedly touched her fingers. Ragunath maintained it was a mere accident, but Suchismitha rose the quarrel by approaching her father who is a senior executive in the same firm in a branch up north. The father of Suchismitha took up the issue with the Chennai division. The Chennai division terminated Ragunath’s services last July end.
Further, the police officer said that after the incident, a jobless Ragunath left for his native place. After a couple of months ago, he came back to the city and joined his friends in Perungudi. Ragunath knew everything about her that when she will pickup the company bus pickup. So, he managed to hack her in his maiden attempt at such a crime. He waited on his bike for her since 6 am and he intercepted her around 6.30 am when she was walking towards where she would be picked up. Ragunath pulled out a paper cutter in a flash and stabbed her repeatedly in her stomach.
An autorickshaw driver – Ram said that if not for the dogs, I would not have been able to nab him. He was pointing the knife at me and I ushered my ‘Puppy’ which went after him along with my other pet. He tripped and we nabbed him.
A statement from Ashok Leyland that we thank God that she is out of danger due to timely medical care and attention by fellow colleagues. It appears to be a case of revenge. Safety of all our employees is of prime importance and we will ensure all care and attention is taken to avoid such incidents in future. The attacker Ragunath was a not an employee of Ashok Leyland. He was a sub-contract employee.