Hyderabad: A day after the burnt body of a 26-year-old veterinarian was found under a culvert at Shamshabad near Hyderabad, another similar case has now come to light from the same locality.

The burnt body of another woman has been recovered from Shamshabad today. The body has been taken for post-mortem.

A case has been registered into the incident.

VC Sajjanar, CP, Cyberabad told news agency ANI, “Body was found in an open area on the outskirts of Shamshabad. It is being moved to a government hospital for autopsy, case being registered”.

The police could not immediately confirm if the current incident is linked to the last.

In a similar incident that sent shockwaves across the country, police had on Thursday retrieved a burnt body of a 26-year-old veterinarian below an underbridge at Shamshabad near Hyderabad. The deceased, identified as Priyanka Reddy, had allegedly gone missing on Wednesday night near Hyderabad and the body was found on Thursday morning.

The incident took place when Priyanka Reddy was en route to a veterinary hospital in Kolluru village. While she was on her way to her workplace, the tyre of the two-wheeler she was riding got punctured, thus, leaving her stranded in Shamshabad.

Police, after tracing her phone calls, said that someone had offered to help Priyanka Reddy repair her flat tyre. The deceased had last phoned her sister Bhavya.

Bhavya told the police that she had asked Priyanka Reddy to visit a toll gate nearby to get the tyre repaired. She added that Priyanka had mentioned about the presence of unknown men and parked trucks. Later, when Bhavya tried calling her again, Priyanka’s phone was switched off.

When the body was discovered by the police, it is known to have been so badly burnt that even her family members could not identify Priyanka. She was only identified after they looked at her locket. After the post-mortem, the body was handed over to her family members.