Hyderabad: In a sudden development, all four accused who were allegedly involved in the gang rape and murder of a veterinary doctor were killed by Cyberabad police in an encounter in the wee hours of Friday at Chatanpally in Mahabubnagar district, the same spot where the victim was earlier set ablaze by the accused.
Police sources in Cyberabad police declared that the accused Mohammed Areef, Naveen, Shiva and Chennakesavulu were killed in the encounter.
Encounter took place near crime scene
The police had claimed all four accused tried to escape while the crime scene was being reconstructed in Shadnagar Chatanpally and were killed in the encounter.
Police Commissioner Cyberabad VC Sajjanar had visited the encounter site.
The encounter took place just a few meters away from the place where the veterinary doctor was set ablaze.
The woman veterinarian was working at a state-run hospital, was found murdered under an underpass bridge at Shadnagar on November 28 morning, a day after she went missing.
Four men were arrested on November 29 on charges of raping and killing the woman. They were sent to judicial custody for 14 days and lodged at Cherlapalli Jail.
Fast track court
The Telangana government had on Wednesday issued orders for setting up a fast track court for speedy disposal of the case.
The four were taken into seven-day police custody on Thursday morning and the investigators had collected vital evidence from the crime scene.
After the murder of the veterinary doctor, there has been national outrage across the country echoing the voice that the accused should be killed in the encounter.