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."
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.
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.