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Hundreds of people across the nation are demanding the death penalty for the four accused in the rape and murder of Hyderabad veterinarian, Priyanka Reddy.

Amid all the chaos the residents of the victim’s colony are turning away politicians and film stars who wanted to call on her family on December 1 to express their sympathies.

The residents locked the gates of their colony and held placards in their hands, that read: “No Media, No Police, No Outsiders”, “No sympathy, only action, justice”.

PTI quoted that a woman resident while condemning the horrific incident questioned why Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is not ensuring quick justice despite the accused being arrested by the police. “Why is the same treatment not being meted out to them (accused) for what they have done to the girl?”

Another woman has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi that why he has not yet tweeted on the incident.

Former CPI(M) MLA J Ranga Reddy and his party workers were among the leaders who had been asked to return by colony’s residents.

Reddy, however, demanded that the Chief Minister should take steps to ensure a quick response by police to prevent crimes against women.

Cyberabad Police Commissioner said that three police officers were suspended for alleged delay in registering an FIR in the case. The officers underwent an inquiry following allegations levelled by the family members of the victim.

The police officers have cited jurisdictional reasons in their defence for not filing an FIR on time.

On November 30, the agitated crowd pelted stones at a police vehicle that carried the accused to the jail. Protests were also held by different student groups and others at various places in the state, demanding capital punishment to the accused.

The charred body of the woman, working as an assistant veterinarian at a state-run hospital, was found under a culvert in Shadnagar near here on November 28 morning, a day after she went missing.


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