Gang Rape and Murder in Hyderabad, India: All 4 Perpetrators Shot Dead in ‘Encounter’
Speaking in Parliament, some MPs even called for lynching the perpetrators involved in the horrific crime
DESPARDES — More than a week after brutal gang rape and murder of a young female veterinarian in the state of Hyderabad, police shot dead all four accused in an alleged ”encounter” on Friday.
The accused were gunned down when they allegedly tried to snatch weapons from the police and escape. Police sources said they acted in self defense.
The incident occurred some 50 km from Hyderabad during the wee hours (between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m.) of the weekend.
The accused were gunned down near a bridge under which the accused had dumped the victim”s body and set it afire on the night of November 27 after the gang rape on the outskirts of the Indian city.
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The accused were taken to the spot by the police for reconstruction of crime scene as part of the investigations, reported news agency IANS.
The four accused killed in the encounter all hailed from Narayanpet district of Telangana, it said.
As the news of the ”encounter” spread, people gathered near the scene. They raised slogans hailing the police.
The gruesome rape and murder had triggered nationwide rage with demands for immediate death penalty for the perpetrators. There have been protests all over the country. Many have demanded that the accused be hanged in public.
Speaking in Parliament, some MPs even called for lynching the perpetrators involved in the horrific crime, according to the news agency.
Lynching has been on the rise in India for the past five years– India struggles with religious lynchings particularly.