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    Telangana Vet Rape-Murder Case LIVE Updates: Justice has been delivered. My daughter will not come back now, but my message for the people is that entire country should stand with families that go through the same, says Father of veterinarian who was raped and murdered
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    Telangana Vet Rape-Murder Case LIVE Updates: Judicial system needs to be reformed.Verdict of fast track court should be final & there should be no further appeals or mercy petitions for death penalty. If they (accused in veterinarian rape &murder case) were trying to escape then, I stand with police, said BJP MP Gautam Gambhir

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    Telangana Vet Rape-Murder Case LIVE Updates: I am against encounters. Even, National Human Rights Commission has taken cognizance of the encounter, said Hyderabad MP and AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi

  • 3:35 PM IST
    Telangana Vet Rape-Murder Case LIVE Updates: We suspect that the accused were also involved in many other cases in Karnataka, investigation is on, said Cyberabad CP, VC Sajjanar
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    Telangana Vet Rape-Murder Case LIVE Updates: I can only say that law has done its duty, said Cyberabad CP, VC Sajjanar

  • 3:23 PM IST

    Telangana Vet Rape-Murder Case LIVE Updates: We have also seized two weapons from the accused persons. The body of accused have been shifted to local govt hospital for post-motem examination, says CP VC Sajjanar

  • 3:23 PM IST

    Telangana Vet Rape-Murder Case LIVE Updates: 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, says Cyberabad CP VC Sajjanar

  • 3:22 PM IST
    Telangana Vet Rape-Murder Case LIVE Updates: 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, says Cyberabad CP VC Sajjanar

New Delhi: The father of the 26-year-old veterinarian, whose gang-rape and murder on November 27 in Hyderabad triggered nationwide outrage, on Friday expressed ‘gratitude’ towards the police and the state government, after the four accused were gunned down in an encounter while trying to escape from custody, early morning.

Speaking to news agency ANI, her father said, “It has been 10 days to the day my daughter died. I express my gratitude towards the police and government for this. My daughter’s soul must be at peace now.”

According to the police, the incident took place when the accused tried to escape while they were taken to the crime scene to recreate the sequence of events. Speaking to media, Cyberabad Police Commissioner, VC Sajjanar, said, “The accused Mohammed Arif, Naveen, Shiva and Chennakeshavulu were killed in a police encounter at Chatanpally, Shadnagar today in the wee hours, between 3 AM and 6 AM. I have reached the spot and further details will be revealed.”

At the time of the incident, the four accused were in 14-day judicial custody.

Incidentally, the development took place just a day after Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao, in reference to Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan’s call to ‘lynch the rapists publicly,’ said that ‘everything should be done within the purview of the Constitution.

The four accused had sexually assaulted the veterinarian after her scooter had broken down in Shamshabad, on the outskirts of Hyderabad. A fast-track court had been set up for a speedy trial in the case.