Hyderabad Vet Rape Case: Police Commissioner Sajjan Kumar led similar encounter in 2008
New Delhi : On Friday morning, India woke up to the news of all four accused getting killed in a police encounter in Hyderabad vet rape and murder case. the Cyberabad police said on Friday that the men - Areef, Shiva, Naveen and Chennakeshavulu - were making an attempt to escape from the crime site as police took them to recreate the incident.
Two policemen have also been injured in the incident, said the officials.
While different reactions are coming from the different sections of the people on the incident. The interesting part is that it resembles majorly with an encounter done 11 years back by the same top cop.
At that time, Cyberabad police chief VC Sajjanar was Superintendent of Police in Warangal.
In December 2008, the AP police had killed three men accused of throwing acid on the two engineering students. The students— Swapnika and Pranitha— of the Kakatiya Institute of Technology in Warangal town were attacked after Swapnika had rejected the proposal of Srinivas, one of the accused.
Srinivas Rao, 25, the main accused in the case, and his associates P Harikrishna, 24, and B Sanjay, 22, were killed in the encounter.
Then SP had came up with a similar explanation that they had gone to collect some evidence on the site with the accused and they tried to make an escape. However, the men reportedly tried to attack the cops with crude bombs. Sajjanar had said that the cops opened fire in self-defence, killing all three accused.
A Rediff.com report from 2008 describes in detail the celebrations that took place then. It says that students of the college distributed sweets and burst crackers.
The two victims, Pranitha and Swapnika, and their families too welcomed the encounter.
"I am relived that Srinivas has been killed," said Devender, Swapnika's father, according to Rediff.
The AP Chief Minister of the erstwhile united state at the time was Congress' (late) YS Rajashekar Reddy.