Man who killed 7-year-old child, a stalker
CHENNAI: An IT firm employee arrested on Wednesday for sexually assaulting and killing a seven-year-old girl near Mangadu was warned a year ago for stalking a girl in the neighbourhood, investigators have found.
S Tashvanth, 22, had been following the girl to and from college when her parents lodged a complaint with the Mangadu police.
Police warned Tashvanth and filed a CSR. After a while, the woman's family withdrew the complaint and moved out of the locality. Tashvanth had been residing in Saidapet and shifted to the apartment complex at Moulivakkam near Mangadu around two years ago.
His parents told police that he attempted suicide twice by consuming sleeping pills for being denied what he wanted.
On last Sunday, Tashvanth lured the seven-year-old girl to his house, promising to let her play with his dog. He then sexually assaulted and murdered her. He stuffed the body in a bag and burned it near the Tambaram-Maduravoyal Bypass.
When the girl's parents, who'd been out shopping, began a search, Tashvanth called police and pretended to help in the probe.
After police nailed Tashvanth's role in the case, he confessed.