HYDERABAD: Nation on Friday reacted to the unexpected “bolt from the blue” announcement in the brutal gang rape and murder case.
The accused, all aged between 20 and 24, were killed by the police when they allegedly tried to escape while being taken to the crime spot.
The veterinarian doctor was brutally gang-raped and killed allegedly by four persons before they burnt her body in Shamshabad area on November 27.
Justice done- Victim’s family
The sister of the veterinarian said that she welcome the encounter.
“We are happy. We did not expect this. We thought they would be hanged through courts. We thank everyone who stood by us. With this incident people should be scared to indulge in such crimes (against women),” she told reporters.
Euphoria among Hyderabadi
Hundreds of people gathered at the society of the woman veterinarian, who was brutally raped and murdered in Shamshabad on November 27, and distributed sweets among all. People were seen distributing sweets to cops and congratulating them.
‘Der aayed, durust aayed’: Jaya Bachchan
Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan said “der aaye durust aaye (better late than never)” to the early morning encounter of the four accused in the rape and murder of a woman veterinarian.
Badminton champion Saina Nehwal has come out in support of the Hyderabad police.
Jai Ho, wrotes Anupam Kher
Taking to the Micro-blogging site, actor Anupam Kher wrote “Congratulations and #JaiHo to #TelenganaPolice for shooting down the four rapists of in an ‘ENCOUNTER’. All those who demanded harsh punishment in the case, now say with me #Jai Ho!”
‘Bravo’ tweeted Rishi Kapoor
Maneka questions encounter
BJP MP Maneka Gandhi, the former central minister for women and child development, has raised questions on the encounter on Friday morning.
Extra-judicial killings not allowed-Tharoor
In a Twitter post, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said he agreed “in principle” that extra-judicial killings can’t be allowed.
Loss of faith- Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that it is a matter of concern if people are expressing happiness over the encounter. It is also worrisome that the people have lost faith in the criminal justice system.
Govts to blame-Karuna Nandy
Supreme Court lawyer Karuna Nandy also raised questions and penned her thoughts on the Friday morning’s developments in a tweet-thread.