On Saturday, a petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a First Information Report (FIR) and action against the Hyderabad police personnel who were involved in the encounter of the four accused in the gang-rape and murder of a 27-year-old veterinarian in Telangana.
According to the reports, two advocates namely GS Mani and Pradeep Kumar Yadav have approached the Supreme Court with their petitions seeking probe into the matter. They alleged that the Hyderabad police have violated the Supreme Court’s guidelines on encounters.
Similarly, lawyers in Mumbai have also filed a petition before the Chief Justice of India, Telangana High Court, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and DGP Telangana demanding registration of an FIR against police personnel for killing four accused in rape and killing of a woman veterinary doctor, during an encounter that took place earlier in the day.
“Mumbai based lawyers, including me filed a letter petition before CJI, National Human Rights Commission of India, Telangana HC and DGP demanding registration of FIR against police personnel for killing four accused in custody in the name of encounter,” advocate Gunratna Sadavarte said.
Interestingly, a case has also been registered against the four rape-accused for ‘attacking’ the police personnel when they were taken to spot on Friday to recreate the crime scene where they had allegedly raped and killed the 27-year-old veterinary doctor.
The four accused, who are now deceased are charged under IPC sections 307 (attempt to murder), 176 (omission to give notice or information to public servant by person legally bound to give it) and relevant sections of the Indian Arms Act were registered against the accused.
The complaint was filed by the in-charge of the police team that accompanied the four accused, the FIR was booked on Friday, a senior police official said.
On early hours of Friday, all the four accused in the rape and murder of the veterinarian in Telangana were killed in an ‘encounter’ with the police when they tried to escape while being taken to the crime spot. The four were arrested on November 29 for allegedly raping and killing the 25-year-old woman by smothering her and later burning her body.
The Hyderabad Police shot dead the four men after a brief encounter on Friday morning, drawing cheers from her family and public, who congratulated the police personnel for delivering ‘justice’ for the victim.
Meanwhile, a team from the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Saturday began an on-the-spot investigation into the police encounter in which four men accused in the gang-rape and murder of a woman veterinarian.
The NHRC took cognisance of the encounter killings of the four accused in the case and ordered a probe on Friday. “The commission is of the opinion that this matter is required to be probed very carefully. Accordingly, it has asked its Director General (Investigation) to immediately send a team for a fact-finding, on-the-spot investigation into the matter,” the NHRC said.