Priyanka Reddy murder: 3 cops suspended

After the horrendous murder of a 26-year-old veterinary doctor in the outskirts of Hyderabad, the Cyberabad police suspended three policemen, including a sub-inspector, for the delay in registering a missing person case of the victim. Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC  Sajjanar said the police personnel were suspended for dereliction of duty. The Commissioner said that a detailed inquiry has found that they delayed the registration of an FIR relating to the missing woman on the intervening night of November 27 and 28.

The suspended police personnel are: M Ravi Kumar, Sub-Inspector of Police, Shamshabad Police Station, P Venu Gopal Reddy and A Sathyanarayana Goud, both head-constables at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) Police Station.  “All the officers of Cyberabad Police have been once again instructed to register cases irrespective of jurisdiction whenever a complaint related to cognisable offence is received at the police station,” said the Commissioner.

The family of the victim had earlier alleged that the police did not respond quickly when they approached them to lodge the missing complaint at 11 pm. They said the police wasted a lot of time over jurisdiction issue between two police stations, besides asking them inappropriate questions. The victim’s mother said, “The police spoke to us very rudely, in a disgusting manner. They kept saying she would have gone with someone. I kept saying my daughter is not like that, but they didn’t listen. Their apathy cost us our daughter, they didn’t do what they should have.”