Police have detained two suspects after they found the burned body of a 27-year-old veterinary doctor who they say was raped and killed in southern India in yet another incident of rising violent crime against women in India.
Police commissioner V.C. Sajannar says the woman went missing Wednesday night and her body was found by a passer-by in an underpass on the outskirts of Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana state.
Police say the two are suspected of offering to fix a flat motorbike tire but instead drove her to a secluded spot and killed her. They have not yet been charged.
Her last call with her sister Bhavya shows how unknown persons had confronted her from moving ahead citing that she will be in trouble due to her scooter’s flat tyre, New Indian Express reported.
In the call that lasted for six minutes 45 seconds, Priyanka was heard speaking normally, except when she said that she was feeling scared looking at the people who came to her aid.
Bhavya advised her to wait at the toll-plaza, but Priyanka refused saying it would be awkward to stand at the toll-plaza.
To which, Bhavya suggested to leave the scooter at the spot and come back home.
“I started my bike, but they started shouting from behind saying madam your tyre is flat and you cannot go ahead. Though I thought that I can get it repaired at the bus stand, they did not allow me to go ahead. They made me get down and sent a boy to repair it. But he also returned saying all shops were closed,” Priyanka told her sister Bhavya over the phone.
Bhavya said Priyanka last spoke to her at 9.22 pm and her phone was switched off around 9.44 pm.
After waiting for some time, they rushed to the toll-plaza to search for her.
Later they inquired at the shops, at the toll plaza and searched in the surrounding areas, and then lodged a police complaint when they could not locate her.
India has been shaken by a series of sexual assaults in recent years, including the gang rape and murder of a student on a New Delhi bus in 2012.