Indian police kill 4 suspects in rape, murder of veterinarian

Saturday, 07 Dec, 2019

The incident which has taken place now clearly indicates that the police personnel were not properly alert and prepared for any untoward activity by the accused on the spot, which resulted into death of all four.

The men, who had been in custody for a week over the latest gruesome case of violence against women to shock India, were shot in the early morning as they tried to escape during the staged re-enactment in Hyderabad, police said.

On Friday, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) took cognizance of the encounter.

The commissioner also said that the accused were involved in many other crimes in Karnataka and an investigation is on over this.

"In the morning, at around 6-6:30, our persons have come to reconstruct the scene of crime and the accused have tried to snatch their weapons, and there was a cross-fire". Four men were arrested.

During the encounter, two policemen were also injured and were shifted to a local hospital. The locals hailed the killing and showered flower petals on police present at the site.

The Unnao victim was attacked and set ablaze by five men as she was on her way to court.

Father of the woman veterinarian, who was raped and brutally murdered, on all 4 accused killed in police encounter said, "It has been 10 days to the day my daughter died".

The crime sparked nationwide outrage in India, which has been in the global spotlight over its handling of such cases since the gang-rape and murder of a student on a bus in New Delhi in 2012.

"They put her body in a lorry and took her to a different location where they put her body under the bridge and poured diesel fuel and petrol on her body and burnt her". "I knew something like this was going to happen", said Swaranjit Sen, a former Director General of Police, Andhra Pradesh. I express my gratitude towards the police and government for this. This was done secretly as police was anticipating law and order problem due to possible protest by people.

The Congress party and other opposition groups raised the police killings in Parliament, and demanded a probe into the incident.

Sexual violence against women and rape crimes have been in focus in India since the horrific December 2012 gang-rape of a young woman on a bus in Delhi.

Global rights watch group Amnesty International asked the provincial Telangana government to ensure an "independent, impartial, swift and thorough criminal investigation" into the alleged extrajudicial execution of four under-trial prisoners by the state police. But courts disposed off only about 18,300 cases related to rape that year, leaving more than 127,800 cases pending at the end of 2017.