HYDERABAD: Indian police have killed four persons, suspected of raping and slaying a female veterinarian, on Friday in an alleged shootout near Shamshabad in Hyderabad.
Deputy Commissioner of Police N Prakash Reddy told Reuters that the suspects were brought to the crime scene early in the morning for reenactment of the crime. The suspects snatched weapons from police officials and they were killed in a cross-fire, which resulted in injuring two policemen as well.
According to the UK-based news agency, it could not be clear whether the alleged culprits were brought hand-cuffed or how many security personnel were with him at the time of the police encounter, which has drawn applause from the family of the victim and citizens alike.
Indian police are famous for extra-judicial killings specially in the occupied Kashmir.
The victim had left her house on a motorcycle last week, then she told her sister that she had a flat tyre and a truck driver was helping her. Indian media had reported the incident that she was raped and set alight in a suburban area.
India has been declared one of the most dreadful places for women in the world as rape cases are rampant in the country.
On Nov 17, President Dr Arif Alvi had said the Indian occupying forces used rape as a tool in the occupied Jammu and Kashmir which was also highlighted by Human Rights Watch in one of its reports.
On his twitter account, the president had tagged a clip of the Indian TV programme in which an Indian retired army officer SP Sinha and a BJP leader shamefully advocated rape of Kashmiri women.
Dr Arif Alvi had said imagine the fate of women in the Indian Occupied Kashmir where such men wield power with total impunity.
During the programme, the other participants and female host could be seen shouting “Sinha down” with loud condemnation over his appalling remarks.