Telangana High Court to hear petition against police encounter of 4 accused in Vet rape and murder case
Hyderabad : The Telangana High Court will be hearing the petition plea against the police encounter of the four accused in the Vet rape and murder case. The court had directed the state government to preserve the dead bodies of the accused men till 8 PM on December 9.
The order had come over a petition that alleged that the ‘encounter’ was extra-judicial killings and requesting judicial intervention.
The cops had gunned down all the four accused at the incident site claiming that they had taken them to recreate the scene of the rape and murder but the accused tried to make an escape and in the cross firing they all were killed by the police officials.
One media report also claimed that the accused had snatched two guns from the police officials during their attempt to make an escape from the custody.
On one hand, the action by the police official is getting praised from all corners of the nation; a fraction of people have also raised doubts of it being an intentional killing of the accused by the police officials.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had taken suo motu cognisance of the encounter and ordered probe. A seven-member committee was deputed by the NHRC on a ‘fact-finding’ mission.
All four accused were arrested on November 29 for allegedly gangraping and killing the 26-year-old vet doctor. Her body was later burned at an underpass.