|New Delhi: All the four accused in the gangrape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad were killed in a police encounter on Friday morning. Confirming the development, VC Sajjanar, Cyberabad Police Commissioner, said, "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."|
The encounter happened at the crime scene in Shadnagar, around 60 km from Hyderabad. The police had taken the accused - Mohammed, Jollu Shiva, Jollu Naveen and Chintakunta Chennakeshavulu - for re-construction of events as part of the investigation. However, the four of them tried to escape from the spot and also attacked the police. They tried to snatch weapons from the officials too, after which, the police, in self-defence, opened fire on them.
The Cyberabad Police had brought the accused persons to the crime spot for re-construction of the sequence of events. The accused snatched weapon and fired on Police. In self-defence, the police fired back, in which the accused were killed," DCP Shamshabad Prakash Reddy said.
The veterinarian, in her mid-20s, was gangraped and charred to death by two truck drivers and two cleaners near a toll plaza on Outer Ring Road (ORR) in Shamshabad on the night of November 27. They later set her on fire. The charred body of the victim was found on November 28.
A day later, the Cyberabad Police arrested the four accused, who allegedly trapped the victim by deflating a tyre of a scooty parked near the toll plaza.