Here’s how people in the remote Telangana village of Kollur remember the victim of the brutal Hyderabad gang rape, a crime that has left India shaken.
The young vet was posted in the remote village of Kollur, where she worked with farmers and thousands of livestock.
- Victim forced to drink alcohol, raped, body burned
- Incident took place last week on Hyd outskirts
- Victim was hardworking, used to long commutes
Sarpanch Raju remembered her with a teary eye. She was young, conscientious, used to long commutes: the first veterinarian posted in his remote Telangana village, Kollur, in a decade.
Raju would pick her up and drop her at the village bus stand nearly every day. From there, she would travel back to the toll plaza where she parked her scooter.
The same toll booth where four young lorry workers — all school dropouts — gangraped and killed her last week.
She was in her mid-twenties.
Balayya, an attender who worked with the young vet, was heartbroken.
He dabbed his eyes with a piece of cloth as he crouched at the doorway of a government building.
Nayak, an mandal parishad official, remembered her good work in Kollur, located some 60 km from Hyderabad.
She had joined a local hospital as an assistant veterinary surgeon in January 2017, and worked with farmers and thousands of livestock.
The sheer brutality shown by her rapists has left India seething with rage, and Monday’s Parliament session was marked by impassioned interventions by MPs — one of whom said the four young men should be hanged by New Year’s Eve.
Inputs from Sanjay