Post Bengaluru Metro, Hyderabad Metro Allows Women To Carry Pepper Spray While Traveling

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Post the Hyderabad Horror incident, the Hyderabad Metro has decided to allow all their women travelers to carry pepper spray while traveling in the metro

Written By Misha Bhatt | Mumbai | Updated On:
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After Bengaluru, now Hyderabad metro rail authorities have issued instructions to security personnel at metro stations to allow women to carry pepper spray for self-defence.

In the aftermath of the Hyderabad Horror incident, Bengaluru metro which is also known as Namma Metro had allowed its women travelers to carry pepper spray as a medium of self-defence while traveling in the metro train. Following the example, Hyderabad metro has also instructed metro officials to allow women to carry pepper spray in the train. 

In a statement given to a news agency, HRML Managing Director NVS Reddy said, "We issued instructions to our security personnel at the various metro stations to allow girls/ladies to carry pepper spray as a self-defence mechanism."

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Hyderabad doctor's Rape and Murder

Cops found the burnt corpse of the victim, working as an assistant veterinarian at a state-run hospital, under a culvert in Hyderabad after it was noticed by passersby. The victim's family had filed a missing complaint after she did not return home by 10.20 pm on Wednesday. The police said she had gone to the hospital after she parked her two-wheeler near Shamshabad toll plaza and took a shared cab. The victim's sister said that the victim had called her saying that she felt scared of a lorry driver. 

Soon after the victim's sister called her again at 9:44 pm, the victim's phone was switched off. The body was found on the Hyderabad-Bengaluru national highway, 25kms away from the toll plaza where she was last seen, police said.

Accused sent to jail

The four accused -- Mohammed Areed, Jollu Shiva, Jollu Naveen, Chintakunta Chennakeshavulu -- involved in the horrific Hyderabad doctor gangrape-murder case were sent to judicial custody for 14 days by the Shadnagar court. The case has since been fast-tracked, amid a nationwide demand for justice.

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