Hyderabad: Darshan, prayers suspended for 20 minutes in Chilkur temple over vet's rape-murder case

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Dec 1 (ANI): Chilkur Balaji Temple suspended the entry of devotees for about 20 minutes on Saturday as a gesture to demonstrate against rape and murder of the woman veterinary doctor.

All the devotees remained outside the temple with priests and performed 'maha pradakshinam', a prayer for the safety of women and girls.

The burnt body of the doctor was found at Shadnagar outskirts in the Telangana's Ranga Reddy district. As per the preliminary probe, the police suspect that the veterinary doctor was sexually assaulted.

On Saturday, massive protests were carried out in Telangana, along with several other parts of the country against the brutal rape and murder of a woman veterinary doctor in the state.

Locals even hurled slipper at police personnel near Shadnagar Police Station here following which the police had to resort to lathi-charge to maintain law and order as protestors demanded that the accused be handed over to them.

Four people, identified as Mohammad Areef, Jollu Shiva, Jollu Naveen and Chintakunta Chennakeshavulu have been arrested in the case and sent to 14-day judicial custody by a Ranga Reddy court yesterday. (ANI)