Veterinarian raped, burnt to death in India
Published : 30 Nov 2019, 14:09
A woman's body was discovered after reportedly being assaulted and killed in Hyderabad, India.
A passer-by reportedly found the victim, a 27-year-old veterinary doctor, in an underpass in the outskirts of the city.
Police allegedly arrested at least two men who were offered to help the victim patch a flat tyre on her car, but instead took her to an isolated spot and killed her.
The ashes of the veterinarian are apparently so badly burned that only from a locket she was wearing could her family recognize her. Of legal reasons, her name was not revealed.
New Delhi TV reported that the victim begged her sister to sit with her on the phone because there were many unidentified people in the neighborhood who were "scared."
Someone seemed to have provided support during the call, and the woman told her sister that she was going to call her again early, but that was the last time they talked.
Her body was found on Thursday morning, but her vehicle is still being searched by police.
Because of the prevalence of sexual violence and harassment against women, India is considered the most dangerous country to be a woman, according to a 2018 survey.
In recent years, the country has been rocked by a string of sexual assaults, with the highest-profile incident being the gang rape and assassination of 23-year-old Jyoti Devi in 2012, shaking the world.
"My daughter was very innocent," the mother of the victim told India's Times. "I want the suspect burned alive." On Tuesday night, the victim's mother reported her missing after getting a distressing phone call after a tire was punctured on the victim's bike.
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