Hyderabad: Condemning the brutal killing of Disha (name changed) that has sent shock waves across Hyderabad, concerned citizens and activists have demanded justice for the 26-year-old veterinarian. The National Commission for Women (NCW) has constituted an Inquiry Committee headed by an NCW member to look into the issue. They have also sought a report from Cyberabad Police at the earliest.
Rekha Sharma, Chairperson of NCW has tweeted, “Sending a member to Hyderabad to assist the family and take it up with the police. @NCWIndia won’t leave any stone unturned till these perpetrators get the punishment they deserve.”
Sending a member to Hyderabad to assist the family and take it up with the police @NCWIndia won't leave any stone unturned till these perpetrators get the punishment they deserve. https://t.co/kYBQivLKN0
— Rekha Sharma (@sharmarekha) November 29, 2019
Minister K T Rama Rao took to Twitter to express his dismay over the chilling crime that has disturbed the whole of Hyderabad.
Outraged and deeply anguished by the murder of #Priyankareddy I am confident that @TelanganaDGP & the police will catch the animals who committed this heinous crime & deliver justice at the earliest. I’ll personally monitor the case too. Anyone in distress, please dial 100 🙏 🙏
— KTR (@KTRTRS) November 29, 2019
Veterinary institutions in the country have come forward to condemn the murder of the doctor. The staff at the Indian Veterinary Research Institute, one of the apex vet bodies in the country, has announced that they will hold demonstrations on their campus in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, against the crime. The Veterinary Teacher’s Association of Karnataka, Veterinary and Animal Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU) in Bidar, Karnataka, have demanded a high-level probe into the dastardly act.
National Commission for Women has also issued an notice to the Telangana Police:
Dr Disha worked as an assistant veterinary surgeon at the Animal Husbandry department in Mahbubnagar district, Telangana. On November 28, her charred body was found at Shadnagar near the Hyderabad-Bengaluru National Highway. The police have so far arrested the driver and cleaner of a lorry in connection with the case. They have also traced her scooter beside the highway at Kothur village limits.
In the wake of this grisly crime, the Rachakonda police have issued an advisory asking women and senior citizens to call the police in the time of distress. “We appeal to the public especially women and senior citizens to seek assistance of the police in case of vehicle breakdown or tyres puncture during odd hours. The nearest police team will assist the distressed in getting the vehicle repaired or help them to reach their destination in a safe manner. The citizens can reach out to the police control room Dial 100 and inform the policemen. They can also share the location on Rachakonda police Whatsapp number 9490617111,” said a statement issued by Commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat.