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Last Updated : Dec 06, 2019 03:58 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Hyderabad rape and murder: Law has done its duty, says police chief VC Sajjanar

During a press conference on December 6, he said the accused were in police custody for 10 days and had confessed to the crime


Hours after killing the four accused arrested in connection with the rape and murder of a veterinarian in an encounter, the Cyberabad police chief VC Sajjanar said "law has done its duty".

Giving details of the incident during a press conference on December 6, he said the accused were in police custody for 10 days. On December 4 and 5, during interrogation, they confessed about the spot where they had committed the crime, he said.

The accused were taken to the scene of the crime for a reconstruction of events as part of the investigation, said Sajjanar. There were about 10 police personnel with the accused when they were brought to the crime scene, he said.

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“When we reached the spot, the accused attacked us using stones. They managed to snatch our guns and fired and tried to escape. Police fired in retaliation in which the four accused died. You can see that the accused are still lying there with the guns," he told reporters.

Two policemen were also injured, he said.

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"We have also seized two weapons from the accused persons. The bodies of the accused have been shifted to a local government hospital for post-mortem examination," he said.

Asked about the National Human Rights Commission of India (NHRC) taking cognizance of today's encounter, he said, "We will answer to whoever takes cognizance, the state government, NHRC, to all concerned."

"I can only say that law has done its duty," added Sajjanar.

All four accused in the rape and murder case of a 25-year-old woman last month were killed in an encounter with police in the wee hours on December 6.

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First Published on Dec 6, 2019 03:58 pm
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