4 Hyderabad rape-murder accused killed, refrain of assist for cops: 10 factors


One among India’s most ugly rape circumstances in current reminiscence reached a surprising and surprising denouement this morning, when it emerged that the 4 younger males arrested final week had been killed by police within the Hyderabad space.

The police stated the accused — all lorry staff of their early twenties — have been killed in an encounter once they tried to flee against the law scene reconstruction. However quite a lot of public figures have questioned the circumstances of the operation, which passed off at daybreak on Friday greater than per week after the crime.

India erupted in fury final week as particulars of the gang rape and homicide of a younger girl, a diligent younger veterinarian working in a distant village close to Hyderabad. Relations say they’re joyful her alleged rapists have been killed.

This is the story to date, in 10 factors.

1. Mohammad Areef, Jollu Shiva, Jollu Naveen and Chintakunta Chennakeshavulu have been accused of dragging the younger veterinarian, identified now as Disha, out of public view earlier than raping and murdering her. This occurred final Wednesday. The accused have been arrested and saved in judicial custody in a Hyderabad jail.

2. On Friday, information broke that each one 4 males had been killed in what the police stated was an encounter. Many civilians and public figures reacted with jubilation, claiming, for instance, that concern of such police motion may very well be a deterrent. “Der aaye, durust aaye [It took time, but it happened in the end],” stated Samajwadi Occasion MP Jaya Bachchan. Earlier this week, she had stated in Parliament that individuals just like the accused within the Hyderabad rape case must be lynched in public.

3. However there have been additionally dissenting voices. Former Union Minister Maneka Gandhis described the morning’s incidents as “horrible”. Supreme Courtroom lawyer Karuna Nundy puzzled in a tweet-thread what the police have been investigating “at 3.30 am all this time later?”

4. Cyberabad’s Commissioner of Police stated the accused have been killed in an encounter between 3 and 6 am.

5. A DCP stated the police fired in self-defence; he stated the accused snatched a weapon and opened hearth first.

6. Disha’s household welcomed information that her alleged rapists had been killed. Her father stated her soul should now be at peace.

7. Asha Devi and Badrinath Singh, the dad and mom of Nirbhaya (the sufferer within the 2012 Delhi gang rape case) additionally welcomed the police motion. Asha Devi stated no motion must be taken in opposition to the police.

8. Locals who gathered on the website the place the accused are stated to have made their escape try confirmed flower petals on police officers. Folks may very well be heard shouting slogans like “Hyderabad Police zindabad!”

9. One video, obtained by ANI, reveals a delighted crowd lifting policemen off the bottom on the website.

10. As joyful messages refill social media timelines, some public figures, like Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, have additionally bemoaned the lack of public religion within the felony justice system.


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