Hyderabad Rape Case: All four accused shot dead by police
On Friday the four accused in the rape and murder of a 26-year-old veterinarian in Hyderabad were killed by the police in the early hours at the spot where the victim’s burnt body had earlier been found.
As per the sources, the four men Mohammad Arif, J Naveen, J Shiva and Chennakesavulu died when the police, in “an act of self-defence” opened fire at them after they wrested weapons and tried to open fire and flee at Chatanapalli in Shadnagar.
As per the primary information on Thursday night they were taken to the crime spot to recreate the crime scene. They were shot dead by Telangana police personnel when they allegedly tried to escape from there. The four accused had been remanded to police custody by a Shadnagar court for seven days, only yesterday. “The accused were killed in a Police encounter at Chatanpally, Shadnagar today in the wee hours, between 3 am and 6 am. I have reached the spot and further details will be revealed,” said police Commissioner VC Sajjanar to the media.
Responding to the incident, the victim’s father said his daughter’s soul “must be at peace now.” He said “it has been 10 days to the day my daughter died. I express my gratitude towards the police & govt for this.” All the four were arrested on charges of gang-raping and murdering the victim less than 24 hours after the crime. It was widely believed that only circumstantial evidence was available.
On the reports of police, the victim was trapped and killed by the four accused after one of the tyres of her scooter has been deflated when she had reached the toll gate to pick up her parked vehicle to return home. They then carried the body of the victim to a place 28 km away from Shadnagar town and set it on fire. Only her charred remains were found.
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