The Police then confirmed the arrest of four men namely Mohammed Areef (26), Jolly Shiva (20), Jolly Naveen (20) and Chintakunta Chennakeshavulu (20). All four men are natives of Narayanpet district.
The four accused in Dr. Chitra Reddy’s rape case were brought to the crime spot for reconfirmation of the events. “Cyberabad Police had brought the accused persons to the crime spot for re-construction of the sequence of events. The accused snatched weapon and fired on Police. In self-defense the police fired back, in which the accused were killed,” stated Cyberabad’s Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar.
“The accused Mohammed Arif, Naveen, Shiva, and Chennakeshavulu were killed in a Police encounter at Chatanpally, Shadnagar today in the wee hours, between 3 am and 6 am. I have reached the spot and further details will be revealed,” he added.
Talking to the press about the news, Dr. Reddy’s father stated, “It has been ten days to the day my daughter died. I express my gratitude towards the police and government for this. My daughter’s soul must be at peace now.”
This is how Celebrities reacted to the news:
#TelanganaPolice hats off. 🙌🏻
— Kajal Aggarwal (@MsKajalAggarwal) December 6, 2019
Justice has been served, an example has been set of what should be done at the least in matters like this. #justiceserved #RIP
— Akhil Akkineni (@AkhilAkkineni8) December 6, 2019
I just LOVE my state #Telangana !!!!!!!!!!! #justiceserved
— shravya varma (@shravyavarma) December 6, 2019
Rest in peace #Priyanka_Reddy pic.twitter.com/59qTwOzbu5
— thaman S (@MusicThaman) December 6, 2019
Same spot, same time frame, the predators became the prey! Now that’s true Poetic Justice! Maybe now all such monsters will finally feel fear and think a hundred times before even thinking of raping and murdering girls!#JusticeForDisha #TelanganaPolice #JusticeServed #Telangana
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) December 6, 2019
Great work #hyderabadpolice ..we salute u 🙏
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) December 6, 2019
A strong message from the Konidela’s ! 🙏🏼
Proud to be a woman! #JusticeForDisha #justiceforpriyanakareddy #justiceserved #hyderabadpolice #TelanganaPolice #ramcharan #Chiranjeevi pic.twitter.com/EuXVBh2OkZ
— Upasana Konidela (@upasanakonidela) December 6, 2019
I didn’t say anything about the incident when it happened because every message I received accusing me of not paying my condolences to the victims was a reminder of how little I have done to help the women in my society and one tweet wasn’t going to free me of that guilt …
— Samantha Akkineni (@Samanthaprabhu2) December 6, 2019
This morning I wake up to the news and JUSTICE HAS BEEN SERVED!! #Encounter
— Nagarjuna Akkineni (@iamnagarjuna) December 6, 2019
I hope your soul now rest in peace #priyankareddy. For all the good you did in this world – justice is served- god’s always watching. #Encounter #RIPPriyankReddy
— Rashmika Mandanna (@iamRashmika) December 6, 2019
Finally #justice served..!! It isn’t enough.. every single rapist should b shot or castrated…only punishments like this will stop this madness of raping women..!! Set an example.. make #DeathForRapists legal..!! Let’s change this society one rapist at a time..!! @narendramodi
— varalaxmi sarathkumar (@varusarath) December 6, 2019
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How far can you run away after committing a crime like Rape .. #JusticeForPriyankaReddy #Encounter 🙏🏻 thankyou #Telangana police
— Rakul Singh (@Rakulpreet) December 6, 2019
The victim’s conversation with her sister was six minutes long and this is what had happened. “Please keep talking to me, I am scared. I just got done with work. Please talk for a while. I’ll tell you the reason later. I told you about the usual place where I park my bike, right? But when I was trying to park the vehicle there today, the toll plaza guy told me that police are towing illegally parked vehicles. So I parked the vehicle at the other end of the toll plaza. After returning, I found that the vehicle had a flat tyre.”
To that, her sister had asked Dr. Reddy to just leave the vehicle in the spot and fix it in the morning. However, Chitra was reportedly heard saying she is scared and that few of the people near a Lorry were insisting on helping her fix and weren’t letting her go. “Listen to me, there’s a lorry here and people are in it. And one person from it offered to help and said that he would get the bike fixed. He took the bike and returned saying that the shops were closed. Again, he said that he would take it somewhere. I am scared. There are vehicles around. When I told them that I will leave, they insisted that I don’t. They said what if the vehicle stopped in between. I am scared. They are all waiting outside.”
That was the last the family heard from the Vet.
*Name has been changed.