Hyderabad: Preliminary investigation has uncovered clues indicating that veterinary doctor Disha (name changed) could have been assaulted and murdered at an open plot near Tondupally toll plaza. Police officials suspect lorry drivers to have abducted and killed Disha. The Cyberabad police probing the case reportedly found clothing, footwear, and a purse at the open plot. A top cop confirmed to NewsMeter that the clothing belonged to Disha.
On November 28 (Thursday), a milk vendor by name S. Satyam found a charred body of a woman under the culvert at Shadnagar of the Hyderabad-Bengaluru National Highway 44. Police identified the victim as Disha, a veterinary doctor practising in Mahabubnagar district of Telangana. The 26-year-old went missing a day earlier.
According to her family, she left her bike at a ‘non-parking’ area near Tondupally toll plaza and took a private cab to Gachibowli for skin treatment. On her return, around 9.30 pm on November 27, she found her bike punctured.
Disha had called her younger sister to inform that a few lorry drivers had approached to help her. Ten minutes later, Disha's phone was mysteriously switched off. While conversing with her sister, Disha informed that she was 'scared'. The next day, her charred body was found underneath a culvert at Shadnagar.
During the investigation carried out by ten teams, police took the sniffer dog to the spot where Disha had parked her two-wheeler. The dog later moved towards the plot and loitered around, the cops observed. Hours into the investigation, teams found clothing, footwear and a purse at the open plot.
The distance between Tondupally toll plaza where she was last seen alive and the location where her body was found is 30 kilometres away.
The teams probing the case are unable to get CCTV footage of the incident due to a few dysfunctional cameras. Those functional weren’t in the range to capture the spot of the crime. The Cyberabad Police have lodged a massive hunt, but no major break-through has been so far.
Police have registered a murder case. The family was handed over her body, and the last rights took place on the same day at the old city.
In the wake of this incident, the Rachakonda Police has issued an advisory. The cops have asked women and senior citizens to call the police at a time of distress. “We appeal to the public, especially women and senior citizens, to seek the 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 safely. The citizens can reach out to the police control room — Dial 100 — and inform the policemen. They can also share their location with Rachakonda police through WhatsApp (9490617111),” said the statement issued by Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh Bhagawat.