S Swathi, 24, an Infosys techie, bled to death at a railway station in Chennai on Friday, after he stalker hacked her while she was waiting for her train.
The witnesses of the incident were mere spectators and according to the police many left the scene and took the next train.
“Mute spectators have deprived us of the chance to see our daughter.” Swathi’s father Santhana Gopala Krishnan told NDTV.
He said “Swathi was a very tender-hearted girl and wanted to donate her organs. “If we had her organs, we would have given it to people in need. And looking at them, I could have told myself she is still alive, with us’
The Police had retrieved her body after many hours.
“If anybody had reacted, or countered (the attack), it could have been averted. I don’t know…due to aversion or some kind of selfishness…they didn’t. We should not be like that,” her father said.
The Madras high court had also come down on the state government, warning it of suo motu intervention if there was any slackness in the probe.
The court also tore into the police, asking “Where were your police officers? Swathi’s body was lying like an exhibition for two hours. Even the dead have got right to dignity under the Constitution.”
In a footage released by the police over the weekend the suspect can be seen with a backpack walking briskly and in another clip he was seen to be running away from the station in another.
Swathi’s father said “The police have assured us they will catch the killer. We have full faith in them.”
He agreed that major security lapses contributed to the crime. “The security lapses are understood by all people. Even the police were not available at the time,” he said.