Hyderabad rape and murder: All four accused killed in police encounter after they tried to escape

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Updated: December 6, 2019 1:38:53 PM

According to reports, the four were taken to the place of crime to recreate what happened on November 27 when they tried to escape and the police opened fire.

hyderabad encounter, hyderabad news, hyderabad encounter news, hyderabad rape and murder casePolice said they had to open fire when the accused tried to escape from the spot. (Photo/ANI)

Hyderabad encounter: All four accused in the horrific rape and murder of a veterinarian in Hyderabad have been killed in a police encounter. According to reports, the four were taken to the place of crime to recreate what happened on November 27 when they tried to escape at about 6.30 am. The cops had to open fire resulting in the death of all four accused.

“Four accused in Hyderabad rape-murder case killed in crossfire in wee hours today,” news agency PTI quoted Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar, as saying.

The accused were arrested on November 29 and were sent to 14-day judicial custody.

The incident triggered a nationwide outrage with people demanding the strictest possible punishment for the accused. The issue also reverberated in both Houses of Parliament during the ongoing Winter Session.

The four accused had allegedly punctured the tyre of the victim and offered to help. They then dragged the 26-year-old to a secluded place and took turns to rape her. She was smothered and then her body was burnt. The charred body was found near a culvert on the highway on November 28.

A huge crowd gathered at the encounter site as soon as the news about the police action flashed on the television. There were celebratory scenes at the spot with people showering cops with flower petals. Slogans such as “Telangana Police Zindabad” were also raised, while some women were also seen distributing sweets among the crowd.

A huge crowd gathered at the encounter site as soon as the news about the police action flashed on the television. There were celebratory scenes at the spot with people showering cops with flower petals. Slogans such as “Telangana Police Zindabad” were also raised, while some women were also seen distributing sweets among the crowd.

The early morning encounter has also triggered a debate over the manner in which things have unfolded. While leaders like Mayawati, Jaya Bachchan, Uma Bharti and others hailed Hyderabad cops, Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor said that ‘extrajudicial killings’ were not acceptable.

BJP MP Maneka Gandhi said that the incident will set dangerous precedent. “Jo bhi hua hai bohot bhayanak hua hai is desh ke liye (What happened was horrifying for the country) … You cannot take law in your hands, they (accused) would have been hanged by court anyhow,” Gandhi told reporters in New Delhi.

 

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