RJD Slams Hyderabad Encounter, Says 'Police Slaying Accused Without Proving Crime'

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Slamming the Hyderabad police's encounter killing all four rape accused, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Friday, questioned the necessity of police encounter

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Slamming the Hyderabad police's encounter killing all four rape accused, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Friday, questioned the necessity of police when encounters were being done without charging the accused. RJD stated that if the police is not involved in building a watertight case, one must dispose off with them. The Bihar-based party further commented if such is the case, then citizens must be given guns and they can 'deliver justice whenever'.

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Police reveal encounter details

Earlier in the day, Cyberabad Commissioner VC Sajjanar held a press briefing and shared the sequence of events that led to the killing of all the accused, at a press briefing at the encounter site. Police revealed how 10 police personnel had accompanied the accused to retrieve the victim's personal belongings from the crime scene. He added that two of the accused snatched their weapons and began firing on them. 

Inspite of warning from the police to surrender, Sajjanar added that the accused refused and continued firing. He revealed two police officers sustained injuries, but no bullet wounds. He stated that the accused were brought to the site based on the investigation and evidence collected by the police. The police believe that the accused may be involved in other such 'woman-burning' incidents in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana. The investigation for the same is on.

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What is the Hyderabad rape case?

The 27-year old's burnt body was found by the police under a culvert in Hyderabad after noticed by passersby. The victim's sister revealed that the victim had called her saying that she felt scared as a lorry driver had lured her two-wheeler to allegedly repair a puncture. Soon after the victim's sister called her again at 9.44 pm, the victim's phone was switched off. Her body was found 25 km away from the toll plaza. The Mahabubnagar Court in Hyderabad was designated to act as a fast track court to conduct trial against the four accused - Mohammed Arif, Jollu Shiva, Jollu Naveen, Chintakunta Chennakeshavulu who were housed in Chanchalguda Central Jail under 14-day judicial custody.

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