Hyderabad: The family of Disha, the veterinarian who was raped and killed, immersed her ashes and returned home. The residents of Nakshatra Vilas at Siddanthi Shamshabad, where she stayed, took out a candlelight rally where 500 residents participated. The gated community has 137 villas and five apartments.
Disha’s family has asked that no outsider be allowed to meet them. Politicians A. Revanth Reddy, Prof. Kodandaram and other politicians who visited the place were not allowed entry.
A large number of police personnel was stationed outside the gated community.
Fifty metres from the colony gate is a Maisamma temple. Shivaraj, caretaker of the temple, said Disha used to stop to pray to the Goddess every day.
Central Prison turns into fortress
The police has increased security measures at the Cherlapalli Central Prison, where the accused in the rape-murder of Disha have been housed since Saturday. This happened after four to five people came in the morning with banners to the prison to stage a protest. They were sent away after a while.
There is a battery of policemen and special forces deployed near the jail who are not allowing more than four people to gather at a spot. The road outside the jail connects to the industrial zone and there is constant movement of vehicles. There are also two petrol bunks. The jail was the venue of protests on Saturday. There were fewer people on Sunday. Barricades have been placed as the police does not want to be taken by surprise. So far no one has come to meet the accused — Mohd. Ali, J. Naveen, J. Shiva and Chennakeshavulu — and they have been kept separately in cells meant to house those accused in terror cases.