In a shocking turn of events, all the four accused in the rape and murder of a veterinarian in Hyderabad were killed in an encounter by the Telangana police early morning on Friday, 6 December.
Reacting to the accused being killed, the victim’s family told The Quint that they are happy and shocked at the same time. The victim’s cousin, who had accompanied the parents to look for the victim on the intervening night of 27-28 November, told us that the family is glued to the news and that they feel some sense of relief.
"“We were shocked when we heard about it in the morning but we are also happy that justice has been served so soon. They tried to take the four accused to the site for reconstruction of the crime and they tried to run away and were killed. We are happy the culprits got punished so soon. We feel some sense of relief.”" - Victim’s cousin
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One of the accused’s father cried profusely on the phone while talking to The Quint, "Vo bol rahain hai usko maar diya ma. Bol rahain hai encounter kar diya ma. Aaj subah hi pata chala hai humko." (They are saying they killed him. They are saying he was killed in an encounter, we got to know today morning only).
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