The charred body of a 27-year-old woman was found under a culvert near here on Thursday, a day after she went missing, police said. The burnt body of P Priyanka Reddy, working as an assistant veterinarian at a state-run hospital, was noticed by some passers-by who alerted police.
Members of Reddys family, who had filed a missing complaint after she did not return home by 10.20 pm on Wednesday, identified the body, police said. Police said she had gone to the hospital and returned home on Wednesday evening. She again left around 5.50 pm to go to another clinic and parked her two-wheeler near Shamshabad toll plaza and took a shared cab.
Her younger sister in a complaint lodged with police said she got a call from her sister at 9.22 pm stating that she was still at the plaza as someone told her that her scooter had a flat tyre and offered to help her, taking the two-wheeler.
The complainant said her sister told her that after sometime the person returned saying all shops were closed and he will try to get it repaired in some other place.
She also informed her sister that she was scared as there was a lorry in the vicinity and some people who had offered her help were near the vehicle, the complainant said.
Narrating the ordeal, the victim’s sister said, “Last night I spoke to her and Priyanka told me she is scared and later when I called her phone was off. We searched for her but we could not find anything so later we filed a complained in the police station.”
The complainant said she called her again at 9.44 pm but the phone was switched off following which they approached police. The body was found near the culvert on the Hyderabad-Bengaluru national highway, which is around 25 km from the toll plaza where she was last seen, police said.
Meanwhile the police has arrested Mohammad Pasha, a lorry driver and two other persons in relation to the case and they are currently being interrogated. Cyberabad Police Commissioner V C Sajjanar said ten teams have been formed to crack the case.