Recounting the incident of 35-year-old revenue officer Vijaya Reddy being burnt alive by a man in her office in Telangana, her staffer said she identified Reddy from her bangle. "When we shouted "madam, madam" she tried to wave her hand at us, but she could not and suddenly she became still," she added. "It happened so quickly," Reddy's driver recalled.
The sudden noise from tahsildar Vijaya Reddy’s office left other employees at the premises in a shock. They initially thought a fire broke out inside the office due to an air conditioner explosion or a short circuit. But they soon realized that someone got caught on fire. They could not identify the person as the smoke had filled the entire premises and the person was completely engulfed in flames.
The employees were of the impression that she had caught in a fire accident but little did they knew that she got attacked. As Vijaya Reddy breathed her last, the employees also noticed one man in flames running outside the building and Chandraiah (driver) and Gurunatham (attender) tried to nab him. Later, they got to know that the man had attacked their ‘madam’ and set her on fire.
Cops probing the murder of tahsildar Vijaya Reddy are investigating how the accused Suresh was able to carry petrol undetected into the office. As per reports, the accused condition is in a critical state.