Veterinary doctor allegedly raped and murdered in Hyderabad

Veterinary doctor allegedly raped and murdered in Hyderabad

The mother of a 27-year-old veterinary doctor, who wassexually assaulted and murdered and her body was set ablaze, on Friday demandedthat the accused be burnt alive in full public glare. The family of the victimalso alleged that the Cyberabad police showed laxity in finding her. "Mydaughter was very innocent. I want the accused to be burnt alive," thevictim's mother said.

The mother said that before her daughter disappeared fromTondapalli Toll Plaza after returning from Gachibowli, she had made a phonecall to her younger sister. She had said that she was scared as her bike wastaken away from some unknown men to be repaired, the mother recalled. When thevictim's sister suspected that something was wrong, she went to Tondapalli TollPlaza to search for her elder sister.

The family said that a lot of time wasted from one police station to another to lodge a complaint. The victim's sister had first approached RGIA police station from where she was directed to go to Shamshabad police station. She was told that it was not under their jurisdiction. "Had the police acted without wasting time, at least my sister would have been alive," the younger sister was quoted as saying.

The Cyberabad police have arrested four accused in connection with the sexual assault and brutal murder. Those detained include a truck driver and a cleaner. The police suspect the girl was gang-raped by the accused, which later strangulated her to death and burnt the body. The incident sent shockwaves across the state, drew all-round condemnation besides bringing people from all walks of life out on streets in protest against the heinous crime.

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