All the four accused in the Hyderabad veterinarian’s rape and murder case have been killed in a police encounter at Shadnagar after the Telangana police opened fire at the four as they tried to escape in the wee hours of December 6. The Telangana police have received a mixed reaction on their action against the four accused. However, wrestler and BJP leader Babita Phogat has without reserve, lauded the department for what they did.
Phogat took to Twitter Phogat to write: ‘Thok Diya, Theek Kiya’ (did the right thing by shooting them).
ठोक दिया ठीक किया #hydrabaadencounter
— Babita Phogat (@BabitaPhogat) December 6, 2019
Moreover, talking to news agency ANI, the Commonwealth Games gold medallist wrestler congratulated the Telangana police, saying that it will make every woman in the country really proud.
“What happened this morning, has made me really happy. Hyderabad police killed all four accused in the rape and murder of a young veterinarian in an encounter. I would like to thank and congratulate the police for what they did today. I would just like to say that whatever they did today, makes every woman in the country really proud,” Babita Phogat told ANI.
According to the Telangana police, the four accused in the Hyderabad rape and murder were shot dead in an encounter on the NH-44 near Hyderabad, the same highway where the charred body of the 26-year-old was found.
The Telangana police had arrested all the four under charges of gang-rape and murder in less than 24 hours after the crime. The police had confirmed that a lorry driver named Mohammad Pasha from Narayanpet in Mahababub Nagar district was the main suspect. The other accused were identified as Naveen from Gudigandla, cleaner Kesavulu, and an assistant named Shiva.
As per the media statement, given by Shamshabad DCP Prakash Reddy, a police team had taken the four accused to the very spot of the crime early today morning between 3 to 6 am. The accused had snatched some weapons from policemen and tried to escape. They were killed by retaliatory fire in self-defence by the police. Two policemen have also reportedly suffered injuries in the encounter.
On last Wednesday night, a 27-year-old veterinarian Dr Preeti Reddy (name changed) was brutally raped and murdered and her body was set ablaze on the outskirts of Hyderabad. Four people have been reportedly arrested in connection with the case.
The four accused had pre-planned the crime after they had noticed that the victim had parked her two-wheeler at the Tondupally toll plaza. The accused assumed that the lady would come to pick it up later in the evening. The accused then deflated the tyre.
As Preeti Reddy was returning home from work a little after 8 pm to pick her vehicle, she noticed a flat tyre. She immediately called her sister, who suggested that she leave her two-wheeler at the toll plaza and take a cab home. Before she could, two men approached her, who offered to take her vehicle for repair.
The woman was ambushed and dragged into the bushes by the accused barely 50 metres from Tondupally toll plaza behind a line of trucks that was parked near the road. Her charred body was found under an underpass later.