Hyderabad: Cyberabad police investigating the alleged gang-rape and brutal murder of city veterinarian Disha (name changed) reached a breakthrough on Friday.

The investigators have arrested four persons, including the driver of a truck identified as Mohammed Areef, another driver Jollu Naveen and two cleaners Chintakunta Chennakeshavulu and Jollu Shiva, for their alleged involvement in the heinous crime. They are questioning them about sequence right from the time they trapped her. The truck (TS 07 UA 3335) belongs to Srinivas Reddy from Rajendranagar for whom Mohammed Areef had been working for the past few months.

Areef belongs to Jaklair village of Makthal Mandal in Narayanpet district, while the other three belong to Shamshabad and surrounding areas.

Areef's mother told that he had come home on Wednesday night and left immediately. He did not speak much to her.

It is learnt that when she (referring Disha) came to collect her bike while returning home from Gachibowli, they sensed an opportunity to take advantage of her loneliness and the late dark hour near the toll plaza at Tondupally.

After discussing among themselves for a while, they approached her offering help. However, they did not expect that she would fall for their trap so easily. They immediately took her scooter for repair. Later they dragged her into the open plot beside the road, sexually assaulted her and killed her by strangulation.

As the area was isolated, they parked the truck in such a way that any vehicle passing that way, at the hour, could not see them commit the sordid crime.

After killing her they dumped her body and the scooter in the truck and drove towards Chatanpally, where they set the body on fire and went to their respective homes.

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