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#RIPPriyankaReddy: Indians share grief & outrage, exchange safety tips after horrific murder of young woman

#RIPPriyankaReddy: Indians share grief & outrage, exchange safety tips after horrific murder of young woman
An outpouring of heartache and anger has swept social media following the brutal rape and murder of a young Indian veterinarian, whose badly burned remains were abandoned along a roadside.

The grisly killing of Priyanka Reddy, 26, on the outskirts of Hyderabad has prompted a wave of support from netizens, who offered condolences and safety tips, and voiced shock and fury over the monstrous crime.

A local man came across Reddy’s charred remains on Thursday morning, soon after which the young woman was identified by family members by jewelry she was wearing at the time of her death.

Some directed anger at national and local authorities, demanding they take action to stop such a thing from happening again.

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“Is this why we educate and feed our children so that they become someone's prey?? If these things are not sorted out immediately, then each of you leaders will have blood on your hands,” one commenter said.

In addition to heavy-hearted sentiments, Twitter users also put forward words of advice for those traveling alone, much of it aimed at women.

“Also click pictures of people around you when in unsafe place and send to [WhatsApp family] group,” another user suggested.

In the hope of preventing similar tragedies in future, the local police appealed to the public to always “seek assistance” when in distress.

An investigation has been launched into Reddy’s murder, with police dispatching 10 different teams of officers to search for the perpetrator. However, it is unclear whether any suspects have been identified.

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