Expressing her grief and resentment over the police encounter of her husband Chintakunta Chenna Keshavulu, one of the accused in the gang-rape and murder of the 27-year-old veterinary doctor in Hyderabad, the wife Renuka has put forth a strange demand before the police. She has said that she would not perform her husband’s last rites unless the police eliminates everyone held up in jail for committing a crime.
The wife of the accused is pregnant and has alleged that injustice has been done to her. She participated in a sit-in protest against the police action against her husband. The protest saw participation from some other villagers in Narayanpet district. Lamenting on her husband’s death, she said on Friday that the police should kill her too as she is now alone. “We were married for less than a year. I was told by the police that nothing will happen to my husband and he will return soon. Now I do not know what to do. Please take me to the place where my husband was killed and kill me too,” She said.
In wee hours of December 6, 2019, the Hyderabad police killed all the four accused in the gang-rape and murder of the 27-year-old veterinary doctor after they tried to escape by attacking a police party. The police had taken them to the spot to recreate the crime scene and recover objects related to crime. The accused had reportedly snatched some weapons from policemen and tried to escape. They were killed by retaliatory fire in self-defence by the police. Two policemen also suffered injuries in the encounter.
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The encounter has elicited mixed reactions with many celebrating the killing of the accused while others raising doubts over the authenticity of the encounter.
However, the victim’s father welcomed the police action against the accused and said that they deserved the fate. He expressed gratitude to the police and the Chief Minister for the action taken by the police against the perpetrators.
On the other hand, a complaint has been lodged against the encounter. Shadnagar ACP Surender lodged the case at Shadnagar Police Station under section 307 of the IPC (attempt to murder) and provisions of Arms Act on Friday. In addition to this, a petition has been filed in apex court by two advocates seeking order to launch an investigation, the registration of an FIR and subsequent action against the police officers who killed the four people accused of the rape and murder of the Veterinarian doctor in Hyderabad in an alleged encounter.