The Hush Post| 8:04 pm|one-minute-read|
Four suspects have been arrested for the gangrape and subsequent burning of a 22-year-old veterinarian in Hyderabad. The charred body of the vet was found a day earlier near Shadnagar town.
Cyberabad Commissioner of Police VC Sajjanar confirmed this at a press briefing on Friday evening.
The police said they will seek handing over of the case to a fast-track court in Mahbubnagar. Ten teams were formed to crack the case.
The four arrested have been identified as Mohammed, 26, Jollu Shiva, Jollu Naveen, and Chintakunta Chennakeshavulu, all 20.
Telangana’s senior cabinet minister KT Rama Rao earlier on Friday said he will personally monitor the case.
HE said he was “outraged and deeply anguished by the murder”.
State Home Minister Ali, who had caused outrage by saying the victim should have called the police instead of her sister, said the accused will be tried in a fast-track court. He said the government will try to ensure that the guilty are awarded the death penalty.
The victim was allegedly gangraped, strangled and set on fire
The victim had gone to the hospital and returned home on Wednesday evening. She again left around 5.50 pm to visit another clinic. There she parked her two-wheeler near Shamshabad toll plaza and took a shared cab.
Her younger sister in her police complaint had said she got a call from her sibling at 9.22 pm on Wednesday, saying she was still at the plaza since someone told her that her scooter had a flat tyre. These men and offered to help her.
She also informed her sister that she was scared as there was a lorry in the vicinity and some people who had offered her help were near the vehicle.
The complainant said she called her sister again but the phone was switched off. Following which they approached the police.
The body was found near a culvert on the Hyderabad-Bengaluru national highway, which is around 25 km from the toll plaza where she was last seen.