Published: Sun, December 08, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

NHRC team in Hyderabad to probe Telangana encounter

NHRC team in Hyderabad to probe Telangana encounter

The families of the slain accused were waiting at the hospital to receive the bodies when the High Court intervened to direct the authorities to preserve the bodies till Monday.

Citizens in Hyderabad "celebrated" the encounter killing of the four rape and murder accused.

A team from the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Saturday reached Hyderabad and started on-the-spot investigation into the alleged police encounter on Friday in which four men accused in the gang-rape and murder of a woman veterinarian were killed. The team will also visit Mahbubnagar Government hospital where the bodies of the four accused are kept.

The order came in response to a writ petition filed the High Court.

Further, the HC has directed that the video of the post-mortem examination of in a compact disc (CD) form or pen-drive shall be handed over today to the Principal District Judge, Mahaboobnagar, after the completion of the post-mortem examination of all the accused. The post-mortem is also being videographed.

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Speaking to the media the eye witness and co-dancer said "While we were dancing a man asked us to stop". Senior police officer Ankit Mittal stated,"We are trying to arrest the accused".

In the first such official admission of the kind, Yadav said that the credit for the encounter goes to Telangana's Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, adding the "reconstruction of the crime scene", during which the four accused were shot dead by the police, "wouldn't have happened without permission from above", The Indian Express reported. The district judge should then hand it over to the registrar of the Telangana high court.

Police said that the veterinarian was brutally raped and killed by the accused who burnt her body in the Shamshabad area on November 27.

"No one including the investigating agency like police has right to punish any accused without due process of law". They later carried the body to Chatanpally near Shadnagar town and set it afire.

As the process was taking place, one of the accused snatched the weapon from the police and tried to escape along with the rest of the accused. The commission has already taken cognisance of the increasing cases of rapes and sexual assaults on women across the country and sought a detailed report from state governments and police heads as well as from the Union ministry of women and child development.

Global rights watch group Amnesty International asked the provincial Telangana government to ensure an "independent, impartial, swift and thorough criminal investigation" into the alleged extrajudicial execution of four under-trial prisoners by the state police. "As a result, we had to engage in an encounter with them in which they were shot dead", Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar said during a press conference.

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