Disha rape case: Cops dismiss claims of accused being minor

Hyderabad: The Disha case that has caught the whole nation’s attention towards the rising crime against women not only in the north but has taken over the south region as well, the cops dismissing the claims said the accused killed in the encounter were not minors.

Parents of the two of the four accused in the case came forward with certain documents claiming their sons were minors, News18 reports.

Earlier the Cyberabad police investigation has stated all the four accused in the rape and murder case of the veterinarian doctor whose deceased body was burnt after smothering her to death were all aged 20 and above.

When asked about the claims that have caught the media attention, a senior police official said “… in the Aadhaar cards also, it is given (year of birth)…. When we interrogated them, they said they are 20-21. It is out of the question.

It (claim about two of them being minors) is not correct.A-1 (prime accused) was 26,” the officer added.

V C Sajjanar, Cyberabad Police Commissioner had stated in the alleged encounter that the accused were aged 20-26.

However, in a new development, parents of the two accused claims before the media at their native village Gudigandla in Narayanpet district that their sons were minors has caught the attention.

When asked about the produced documents from school to buttress claiming the two accused were minors, the officer added they are not valid as the 10th standard certificate.

One of the parents claiming so had informed a team of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) that their son was a minor and the encounter was fake.

The NHRC has begun the probe into the “encounter” after it took cognizance of the incident.

This post was last modified on December 11, 2019 5:23 pm

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