SHADNAGAR: A veterinary doctor named Priyanka Reddy’s charred body was found in Shadnagar in Ranga Reddy district,on Thursday morning.

As per police initial reports, they received a call in the morning at around 7:30 from the locals near the area that a burnt body of a woman was found near the under-construction bridge of Chatanpally village near the ORR at Shamshabad.

Police identified the body to be that of a veterinary doctor named Priyanka Reddy who was said to be working as an Assistant Surgeon in a hospital in Nawabpet near Kollur at Shadnagar , Mahabubnagar. She was living in Shamshabad and had gone to Gachobowli on some purpose on Wednesday .

Preliminary findings show that she might have been murdered elsewhere and her body would have been left under the bridge.Her bike was also said to be found to be close to the charred body and they were able to identify her based on the documents in the vehicle.

As per her family’s details, she had called her sister Bhavya on Wednesday evening at 8:22 PM and said that her two-wheeler had punctured and she was alone on the road. She said that two people had offered to help her fix it. She said that she was feeling scared as nobody was around and that they had not yet returned with her vehicle.

The victim’s sister had told her to leave the vehicle and go to the nearest toll gate (Tondupalli) and wait there. But Priyanka had said that it would look awkward if she stood there in the evening hours and in case the person wasn't able to fix it she would either fix it or leave it there and return home.After the call ended , her family members didn't receive any call from her.They had immediately filed a complaint in the night after they couldn't get through her phone , which was switched off after 9:30 PM

As per her sister’s information, she said that she was very frightened as she was alone on the road. Police are investigating various angles, whether she was raped and burnt alive.

Meanwhile Shamshabad DCP Prakash Reddy said that they are examining the CCTV footage near the toll gate and the tyre puncture shop where they suspect that two people had taken the victim’’s two wheeler to fix it. He said that 15 teams were deployed to search for the two suspects. They are also under the suspecting that her vehicle tyre might have been deliberately punctured and she could have been kidnapped, raped and murdered else where.

Meanwhile the post mortem of the victim’s body was completed and handed over to her family members.Her final rites were conducted at the Purana Pul cremation grounds by her father Sridhar Reddy ,amidst a pall of gloom.

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