Visuals of the site of 'encounter', in which all the four rape suspects were killed by police. (Photo Credit: File/PTI)
Amid the row over Telangana encounter, a complaint has been registered at Shadnagar Police Station to investigate the killings of four men, accused of raping and murdering 25-year-old Hyderabad veterinarian. According to news agency ANI, the complaint was registered by Shadnagar Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) and further probe was underway.
On Friday morning, the four suspects in the rape and murder of the veterinarian were shot dead while in police custody. According to the police, the four men were taken to the crime scene as part of investigation. The attacked police personnel accompanying them with sticks, snatched their weapons and opened fire, the police claimed. All of them were shot dead in the “cross firing,” the police said.
Following their encounter, questions were raised on the police theory with several activists alleging “extra judicial” killings. The police, however, said that they acted in self-defence. The Telangana High Court directed the state government to preserve bodies of the four suspects in Hyderabad veterinarian rape and murder case, who were shot dead in police custody.
The high court also ordered to conduct the post-mortem on camera and video of the procedure be handed over to the Principal District Judge, Mahabubnagar in form of Compact Disc and pen-drive.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) also took cognisance of the encounter killings of the four accused in the case and ordered a probe. A seven member NHRC committee today visited the mortuary at a state-run hospital in Mahabubnagar district, where their bodies have been kept after post-mortem.
The team, including a forensic medicine expert, examined the bodies and also visited Chattanpalli village, about 50 kms from here, the spot where the charred remains of the woman were found beneath a culvert on November 28, and also the encounter site nearby.
The investigative committee of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) came here to “note down the incident”, and visited the mortuary and the scene of offence, DCP (Shamshabad Zone) N Prakash Reddy told reporters. “They visited the scene of the crime and are in the process of investigation,” he said.