All four men accused in the Hyderabad veterinarian’s rape and murder case have been killed in a police encounter at Shadnagar, sources have said.
The police said the four accused were shot dead early Friday morning in an encounter on the NH-44 near Hyderabad — the same highway where the charred body of 26-year-old Disha was found.
As per initial reports, the four accused had been taken to the spot for recreation of the crime scene when they tried to escape.
THE BRUTAL RAPE AND MURDER CASE
Nationwide protests had erupted after charred body of a 26-year-old woman was found in an underpass on Hyderabad outskirts on November 28.
The 26-year-old veterinary doctor was smothered, raped and then burnt by four men night and her body was found the next day on November 28 under a culvert on the Hyderabad-Bengaluru national highway.
According to the Cyberabad police, the four accused had punctured the rear wheel of her scooter, offered to help her, dragged her to a secluded spot close to a toll plaza and raped her. It said the victim died due to suffocation and the accused later burnt her body.
Hyderabad: Senior Police officials arrive at the site of the encounter. All four accused in the rape and murder of woman veterinarian in Telangana were killed in an encounter with the police when the accused tried to escape while being taken to the crime spot. https://t.co/TB4R8EuPyr pic.twitter.com/7fuG87MP0m
— ANI (@ANI) December 6, 2019