Dr. Priyanka Reddy’s murder: four suspects in custody

Dr. Priyanka Reddy’s murder: four suspects in custody

Agency News

The police have detained four suspects in connection with the brutal murder of the veterinary doctor Priyanka Reddy number, and taken them into custody.

The 26-year old young doctor’s charred body was found at an underpass in Chatanpally village on the outskirts of Hyderabad. The police said that she was suspected to have been murdered by two persons who offered to help her fix her two-wheeler which had been punctured.

The police have detained two culprits from near the Hyderabad-Bengaluru highway. Police claimed that they have recovered some of Priyanka Reddy’s personal belongings.

Police said they have yet to confirm the fact that whether the doctor was raped or not. The postmortem report from Osmania hospital is awaited.

Cyberabad police recovered the victim's clothes, footwear and a liquor bottle near the toll plaza, where the woman had parked her vehicle. The investigations are going on by 10 police teams.

Investigation officials have also obtained CCTV footage of the area where the crime is suspected to have happened, and said that they were identifying if more people were involved in the murder.

As Dr.Priyanka Reddy was returning home from work a little after 8 pm to pick her vehicle, she noticed a flat tyre. She immediately called her sister, who suggested that she leave her two-wheeler at the toll plaza and take a cab home. Before she could, two men approached her, who offered to take her vehicle for repair.

The woman was allegedly ambushed and dragged into the bushes by the accused barely 50 metres from Tondupally toll plaza behind a line of trucks that was parked near road. Her charred body was found under an underpass today morning.

The woman had called her sister at around 9.45 pm and said that her vehicle’s back tyre was punctured, and that somebody had offered to help her. In a recording of the conversation which was later shared on social media, the woman is heard saying that she was feeling scared because of some truck drivers who were staring at her.

The woman's sister advised her to leave the vehicle, come to the toll plaza and return home by a cab. However, when the sister tried to call her back, the mobile was switched off.

The family lodged a missing complaint with the police late on Wednesday night. The police on Thursday morning found her charred body near Shadnagar.