Hyderabad, December 5: All 4 suspects in the gang-rape and murder of a veterinarian in Telangana have been killed in an encounter with the police.
The police said the four suspects had been taken to the spot of the crime for recreation of the crime scene when they tried to escape and were shot.
Locals had on Thursday demolished the wall behind which the crime was committed.
The Telangana police had secured the suspects’ remand on Thursday for a week on the ground that they needed to reconstruct the crime scene.
Keeping in view the public outrage, the suspects were earlier kept in a local jail so that people did not lynch them.
Meanwhile, social media has been flooded with messages like “hail Telangana police” for the “revenge”.
The encounter took place on NH 44, very close to the place where the four men raped the 26-year-old veterinary doctor.
Two of the four worked as truck drivers and two were cleaners. All were in their twenties.
The vet was brutally gang-raped and killed by the four before they burnt her body in the Shamshabad area, close to Hyderabad airport on November 27.
The four were in judicial custody at Cherlapally Central Jail in Hyderabad and were handed over in police remand last evening.
There is no official statement from the police yet. Senior officials have visited the spot and the area has been cordoned off.
The four accused, Mohammed Ali alias Arif, J Naveen, J Shiva and Chennakeshavulu, were kept in separate high-security cells, meant to house those accused in terror cases, before being handed over to the police.