All 4 men accused of raping and killing the Hyderabad veterinary doctor in cold blood were allegedly shot dead in a police 'encounter' in Hyderabad on Friday. News Nation has learnt that the four accused, who were in the police custody, were taken to the scene of crime, to recreate the sequence of events. This was done as part of the probe to establish the exact timeline of the events leading up to the gruesome gangrape. Sources told News Nation that during the crime recreation, an accused suddenly snatched the weapon of one of the policemen and tried to escape. The cops say that in ‘self-defence’, the accused were shot dead. The ‘encounter’ took place at National Highway 44 around 2:30 am. Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar has confirmed the news about the ‘encounter’. “All four accused in Hyderabad rape-murder case killed in crossfire,” Sajjanar was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
From city streets to Parliament, the brutal gangrape and murder had seen widespread protests across India. Leaders across party lines had condemned the crime. However, there was growing discontent among the people over the lack of stringent policing. It is said that the team of the Hyderabad Police investigating the gruesome gangrape and murder of the veterinary doctor were stunned at the ‘meticulous’, ‘cold-hearted’ planning by the four accused. The police say that the accused had shown no remorse after the arrest. All four accused had confessed to the crime. Disturbing details had emerged from the police probe that showed the extent to which the four accused went to make sure that there was no trace of their crime. The investigation show that the accused decided the disturbing, spine-chilling crime the moment they saw the doctor parking her red scooter near toll plaza.
The probe revealed that the accused forced liquor down the doctor’s throat. Unconscious, the doctor was not able to call for help. The accused - Mohammed Areef, Chintakunta Chennakesavulu, Jollu Naveen and Jollu Shiva - took turns to rape her. When she started bleeding and gained back her sense, Areef smothered her to death. The police probe also says that to remove all the evidence, the accused decided to dump the body. They wrapped the body in a bedsheet and set it on fire near Ashiyana Hotel in Chhattanpalli.
The police got the first lead from a petrol pump attendant, who called the cops and told them that around 12:30 am on Friday, two men on red scooter came to the outlet and demanded fuel. When he refused, the men went towards Shadnagar area. The police zeroed in on all the mechanics till one of them told the cops that two men on red scooter came to him and asked for tyre alignment air check. These two leads matched the description of the doctor’s red scooter. The timing also matched with the moment the doctor called her sister.
Later, the police examined the CCTV footage and saw the lorry parked just 300 feet from the red scooter. The footage gave the much needed clue- the number plate of the lorry was clearly visible in the footage. Soon, the police nabbed all the four accused. The man accused reportedly told his mother that he may have ‘killed somebody by accident’. The accused in fact, went back to the site to check whether the body was completely burnt or not.