According to police, on the fateful day, Venkat along with friends picked up Pravalika from Bhagyanagar Colony and took her to JNNURM Colony. After reaching the place, Venkat demanded money from her. However, the latter refused to give him money and also threatened to expose him to the police. They had a heated argument and in a fit of rage Venkat bludgeoned her to death,” ACP (Kukatpally), N Sanjeeva Rao said.
Meanwhile, members of the transgender community appreciated the sincere efforts of Cyberabad Police. “The arrest of the accused, and the Cyberabad Commissioner taking action against the KPHB Police, who stripped a transgender during Pravalika’s murder investigation, both mark a historic event in the Hijra community which is fighting for dignity and justice,” Bittu Karthik, a member of the community said.