Bengaluru Police Will Reply Within 7 Seconds: Commissioner Assures Safety To Citizens After Hyderabad Vet’s RapeA protest march against rape (Representative image) (Bachchan Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

In order to quell any growing unease, as protests rage on after the rape and murder of the 26-year-old Hyderabad veterinarian last week, Bengaluru Police Commissioner has assured that the police will act quickly to ensure safety of the residents, reports Hindustan Times

Speaking to ANI on Monday (2 December), Bengaluru’s Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao said, “After the Telangana rape and murder case, we assure all Bengalureans and anyone who visits the city that they will be very much safeguarded.”

“We give 100 per cent assurance about your safety. Any call will be replied to within seven seconds. We also send SMSs,” Rao said.

The 25-year-old veterinarian was gang-raped, strangled and then set on fire by four men - Mohammad Areef, Jollu Shiva, Jollu Naveen and Chintakunta Chennakesavulu - who worked as lorry drivers and cleaners.

They had offered to help her after she discovered one of her scooter tires was punctured, which was deliberately done by the four men.

Three policemen have been suspended in the matter for dereliction of duty as the woman’s family alleged that they “wasted precious time” that could have been crucial in saving her.

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao said the case will be moved to a fast-track court.

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