Hyderabad: The four accused in the gangrape and murder of 27-year-old veterinarian ‘Disha’ will be grilled for a week starting Thursday, as per an order by the Shadnagar magistrate.
On November 27, Disha, on her way home from Gachibowli was abducted, raped and murdered. Her charred body was found under a bridge on National Highway 44, almost 29 km away from where she went missing.
Two days later, the Shadnagar police arrested four — Mohd Areef, J. Shiva, J Naveen, and C Chennakeshavulu — all native to the Makthal mandal of Narayanpet district. They were produced before an executive magistrate at the Shadnagar police station and lodged in separate cells at Cherlapally prison. The police on December 2 sought 10 days custody of the four as they could not question them during the arrest.
The court heard arguments for two days and issued orders on Wednesday. Police will take custody of the accused on Thursday to extract details on the sequence of events before and after the offence.
Police is also keen on recovering Disha’s missing mobile phone, which went off minutes after she called her younger sister, for scene reconstruction.
The investigators will likely conduct an identification parade of the accused for the key eye-witnesses in the case.
The accused were seen purchasing petrol and liquor before the crime, so salesmen at the wine shop and petrol pump will likely testify.