NCW constitutes inquiry into Telangana veterinary doctor murder case
The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Friday constituted an inquiry committee headed by a member of the commission to look into the incident of a woman veterinarian who was reportedly set on fire after being sexually assaulted in Telangana.
New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Friday constituted an inquiry committee headed by a member of the commission to look into the incident of a woman veterinarian who was reportedly set on fire after being sexually assaulted in Telangana.
NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma called for exemplary action by the police and judiciary against those guilty.
"The police and judiciary should act with an iron hand against those found guilty in the case. A member of NCW will be sent to Hyderabad today evening to help the family and ensure quick action in this case," Rekha Sharma told.
National Commission for Women Chairperson, on woman veterinary doctor sexually assaulted & murdered in Telangana: A member of NCW is going there,she'll assist the bereaved family&provide them all help. She'll coordinate with police & see that action is taken as soon as possible. https://t.co/4SF8dvDWAj— ANI (@ANI) November 29, 2019
"It is shameful if women cannot get security in a city like Hyderabad where women go in such large numbers to work from other areas of the country," she added.
She has also written to the Hyderabad Police urging them to take appropriate action in the case.
The burnt body of a veterinary doctor was on Thursday found at Shadnagar outskirts in Telangana's Ranga Reddy district.
The body was later identified as that of Priyanka Reddy.
As per the preliminary probe, the police suspect that the doctor was sexually assaulted.
Rekha Sharma, National Commission for Women Chairperson, on a woman veterinary doctor sexually assaulted & murdered in Telangana: It feels like there are wolves on streets who are just waiting to pounce on a woman. The culprits should be arrested soon & hanged, if found guilty. pic.twitter.com/8Vn38ztofX— ANI (@ANI) November 29, 2019
"We received a complaint in Shamshabad Rural Police Station from her sister. Priyanka Reddy working as a veterinary doctor at Kollur had gone to a hospital for treatment and while returning her vehicle's tires got punctured. Today morning Priyanka was found brutally murdered and burnt at Shadnagar outskirts," ACP of Shadnagar, V Surender had 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 complaint in the police station."
A case has been registered under relevant sections and further probe into the matter is underway. (ANI)