Report By Samaah Saleem| Mount Carmel College Student Bengaluru | Last Updated at Nov 30 2019

It was a regular day for Priyanka Reddy, a veterinary doctor, when she left her house in Telangana’s Shamshabad on Wednesday evening. After visiting a skin clinic in Gachibowli she was to return home the same night. After 12 hours of leaving her home, the charred body of the 26-year-old was found near the Kondapalli village in Rangareddy district. Police suspect a rape case.

Priyanka’s last call was to her younger sister from a toll plaza on her way back. She told that her scooter had a flat tyre and that a stranger had offered to help her. She told the man insisted on helping her.

The doctor told her sister she was suspicious of the people around her. “You please keep talking until my scooter comes back….They are all waiting outside….You please keep talking to me, I am scared,” she said. Reddy then hung up saying she would call back.

Unable to get in touch with Priyanka, the family then drove to the toll plaza. After finding no evidence of the 26-year-old, the family then approached police and filed a complaint in the early hours of Thursday morning.

At around 7 am, the police were informed of a charred body found in the underpass. When the Police reached the spot, they identified the body as Priyanka Reddy’s with the help of her clothes. Her family was then informed.

The Cyberabad police arrested four persons in connection with the rape and murder case of the Telangana veterinary doctor later in the day. On Thursday night, the locals of Shamsabad held a candlelight vigil in memory of the victim and demanded justice.

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