Indian doctor rape-murder
Report reveals how events unfolded
Published : Sunday, 1 December, 2019 at 5:06 PM Count : 622
More chilling details emerged on Sunday in the rape and murder case of the Telangana woman doctor whose charred body was found on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Thursday morning.
The 26-year-old veterinarian was brutally gangraped and killed by four lorry workers before they burned her body on Wednesday night in Telangana's Shamshabad. All the four accused were nabbed from their houses on Friday by Cyberabad police.
The four accused were sent to judicial custody for 14 days on Saturday amid high drama with a large crowd facing off against police. Three cops were suspended on Saturday for a delay in registering an FIR in the case.
Cyberabad police filed the remand report on Sunday, four days after the vet was found with her body burnt under a culvert in Chatanpally on the Hyderabad-Bengaluru national highway.
The gruesome rape and murder case, which is being perceived as another 'Nirbhaya', has sparked national outrage.
The following details are from the latest official report filed by the police. Here's how events unfolded between the fateful night of November 27 (Wednesday) and the morning of November 28 (Thursday), when the vet's body was found.
Who are the culprits
The accused have been identified as Mohammad Areef (could be seen in the photo in yellow T-shirt), Jollu Shiva (in white shirt), Jollu Naveen (in blue shirt), and Chintakunta Chennakeshavulu (in orange shirt). Mohammad Areef (25), who works as a driver, is the prime accused in the rape-murder case.
Areef studied till Class 10 in 2019. He worked as an auto driver in Kukatpally area of Cyberabad from 2012 to 2015. He had been working as a lorry driver since 2017.
Timeline of events
November 27, Wednesday:
5.30 pm: The main accused and the lorry driver Areef purchased several bottles of liquor on Wednesday evening.
- The four workers were drinking while sitting in the lorry's cabin near Shamshabad toll plaza.
6 pm: The four culprits noticed a young woman parking her scooter next to the lorry, who then left to go to a clinic.
- The four then conspired to rape her.
- Naveen punctured the back tyre of the victim's two-wheeler.
9 pm: Areef and the other three accused parked their lorry around 5 kilometres ahead of her scooter at Thondapalli Junction.
9.18 pm: The victim came back to take her scooter and realised that one of the tyres had a puncture.
9.30 pm: Shiva offered to help her and took her scooter, on the pretext of getting it repaired. He came back after some time and told her that all the repair shops were closed.
- They grabbed the victim and dragged her to an isolated compound beside the truck.
- The main accused Naveen switched off her mobile phone.
- Naveen forcefully administered alcohol to the woman to stop her from screaming.
- The victim was then brutally gangraped by the four culprits.
- Afterwards, she became unconscious.
- After she gained consciousness and started screaming again, the accused decided to kill her.
- Areef covered her mouth and nose, which caused her to suffocate to death.
- Naveen took the victim's phone, watch and power bank.
- The four workers then dumped her body in the truck and fled from the spot.
- Shiva and Naveen drove away her two-wheeler from the spot.
- Shiva purchased a bottle of petrol on the way.
- Under a culvert in Chatanpally on the National Highway 44 bridge, they burnt the body after pouring petrol over it.
November 28, Thursday:
4 am: The four accused reached at Aramgarh on Thursday morning.
- Shiva, Naveen, Chennakeshavulu then left for their respective homes.
Earlier, Cyberabad police commissioner VC Sajjanar said, "Our officer took them into a patrol vehicle and scanned the CCTV footage. The victim was also seen in the CCTV footage of the plaza. At around 3 pm, the family was brought back to book an official complaint. Till 5 am, we searched all puncture shops. The body was found at around 7 am."
On seeing the incident being reported on the news, patrol employees informed the police about one of the suspects buying petrol.
The NHAI patrol informed the police about the whereabouts of the woman's scooter. Further CCTV footage analysis and an eyewitness confirmed the details.