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Hyderabad vet murder case: What we know so far

A 27-year-old veterinary doctor was murdered somewhere near the Hyderabad-Bengaluru highway and her charred body was recovered from under a bridge. The family has said she was offered help by two men after her scooty suffered a flat tyre, while the police have said her two-wheeler was deliberately punctured.

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New Delhi Updated on: November 29, 2019 20:40 IST
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Hyderabad vet murder case: What we know so far

The murder case of 27-year-old veterinary doctor in Hyderabad has sent shockwaves across the country. The woman's charred body was recovered by the police under a bridge at the Hyderabad-Bengaluru highway at nearly 8 am on November 27. According to the information with the police, the vet had gone missing on the previous night post 9:30 pm. A missing complaint was filed by the family members of the deceased, who said they had last communicated with her at 7:20 pm. 

The police had listened to a recording of the conversation between the deceased and her sister, according to which, her scooty had broke down at the highway. Some truck drivers present at the location had offered to help the woman and took her scooty for repair, the vet doctor had told her sister on the phone. 

The woman's sister had advised her to return home without the scooty after which the vet had said she was feeling scared on the highway. Her sister tried to contact her again at 9:44 pm but her phone was switched off. 

Hyderabad vet murder case: What police say

The police had received a call in the morning at nearly 7:30 pm from the locals in the area, who informed them about a burnt body of a woman lying near the under-construction bridge of Chatanpally village near the ORR at Shamshabad. The police also recovered the two-wheeler of the doctor close to her charred body, from where some of her belongings were found. 

The woman's scooty was found in Kotturu area, nearly 15-20 kms from Shamshabad. Her charred body was recovered at a distance of 30 kms from where her two-wheeler had suffered a flat tyre. 

The accused had removed the number plate of the woman's two-wheeler and had left it in the area. Based on the papers of the vehicle, the police were able to identify the body to be of the missing woman. 

Hyderabad vet murder case: What family says

As per the details provided by the deceased's family, she had communicated with her sister on Wednesday evening at 8:22 pm. She had informed them about her two-wheeler puncture and said she was scared as she was alone on the road. The deceased's family said two people had offered to help her after her scooty broke down. 

The two had returned to Reddy saying they could not find a mechanic and then took the scooty elsewhere, her family said. Both of them, however, did not return with her vehicle. 

The father of the victim said that the police wasted crucial moments after learning about the incident. "I lodged a complaint at 11 pm and pleaded with the officers to accompany me to the spot, but I was asked to go to another police station," girl's father told a news channel. 

According to the younger sister, the victim was feeling scared as nobody was around and that some truck drivers were staring at her.

"You please keep talking until my scooter comes back. They [the strangers] are all waiting outside. You please keep talking to me, I am scared." 

Her sister had advised her to come to the toll plaza and return home by a cab. However, the doctor’s phone was switched off when her sister tried to call her later.

At 10 pm, the younger sister realized that something was wrong and went to Tondapalli Toll Plaza to search for her elder sister. 

Hyderabad vet murder case: Police suspect conspiracy

Adding a twist to the complete incident, the police have said they speculate that the woman's two-wheeler was punctured on purpose. The police have also said the veterinary doctor was apprehended and murdered by two people. 

Based on the suspicion of a conspiracy, the police have formed 10 teams of officials who are investigating the case. 

Two residents of Anantpur area (a driver and a cleaner) have been detained in the case and interrogations are underway. Meanwhile, the body of the veterinary doctor and her scooty are with the police. 

Hyderabad vet murder case: Post mortem report

The preliminary postmortem report in the Hyderabad veterinary doctor murder case has confirmed sexual assault on victim before her murder. She was strangulated to death after sexual assault, the report has stated. 

The body of the young doctor was then wrapped in a rug sheet and was brought near the under-construction flyover, where it was set ablaze. 

Cyberabad Police has taken four people into custody at Shadnagar police station. Their names are Mohammad Areef, Jollu Shiva, Jollu Naveen, and Chintakunta Chennakeshavulu. They are lorry drivers/cleaners.

The woman was said to be working in a Madhapur hospital and was living in Nawabpet near Kollur at Shadnagar. 

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