Commenting on the police encounter in Hyderabad on Friday, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray said that sometimes, the justice meted out via mobocracy is correct and worth welcoming. In the past, the MNS chief has publicly justified mobocracy as an effective tool. On Friday morning, all the 4 accused in the gang rape and murder of a young doctor in Hyderabad were killed in an encounter at the crime spot.
Earlier in the day, the Cyberabad Commissioner of Police VC Sajjanar explained the sequence of events beginning from the arrest of the accused. He stated that the police were granted the custody of the four accused persons for 10 days. Thereafter, they were interrogated on December 4 and December 5. Mentioning that they received valuable information from the accused, the police recovered cell phones and other valuables of the victim from the encounter site. Sajjanar stated that the accused were brought to the crime spot on Friday morning after which they first attacked the police with sticks and then snatched their weapons and opened fire. Despite the police warning them to surrender, they did not pay attention and got killed in the encounter with police officials. During this encounter, two police officials were injured.
Cyberabad CP VC Sajjanar on today's encounter: Today, the police brought the accused to the crime spot as part of investigation. The accused then attacked the police with sticks and then snatched the weapons from us and they started firing on police. pic.twitter.com/lkMHfOFDWp— ANI (@ANI) December 6, 2019
Cyberabad CP, VC Sajjanar: The police warned them and asked them to surrender but they continued to fire. Then we opened fire and they were killed in the encounter. During encounter, two police men have been injured and they have been shifted to the local hospital. https://t.co/CaVAXikdjo— ANI (@ANI) December 6, 2019