All four people accused in the rape and murder of woman veterinarian in Telangana have been killed in an encounter with the police. Soon after the encounter news broke netizens took to Twitter to express their views on the encounter.
The encounter garnered a lot of praises on Twitter for the Cyberabad Police Commissioner V.C. Sajjanar. While some called him the 'Real Hero' while other hailed him for his work. But on the other hand people also questioned the encounter. One user said 'Savagery cannot be met with savagery', while other user said, 'this is so fishy'.
Interestingly, V.C. Sajjanar, who is now the commissioner for Cyberabad, was then the superintendent of police of Warangal district where two engineering students attacked with acid over a suspected case of spurned love, and was hailed as a hero by several citizens “for quickly eliminating the culprits and offering solace to the grieving parents”. The three suspects were subsequently gunned down in an encounter with police.
Here's what Twitterati had to say about the encounter:
This is so fishy. Ideally, the four should have been prosecuted in a fast tracked court and sentenced to death. The police, which had initially rebuffed the victim's sister saying it was not in their jurisdiction and she could have eloped theory, should have ensured a proper case https://t.co/PmKJ21ueCp— Snehesh Alex Philip (@sneheshphilip) December 6, 2019
Though a part of me (truth be told) does not feel bad about this, given what they did, but this is wrong. Savagery cannot be met with savagery, lawlessness cannot be met with more lawlessness. https://t.co/CeuIgTxvZw— Arnab Ray (@greatbong) December 6, 2019
Such a shame for the republic of India where police & system are involving in extra judicial kiIIing of criminals. First in UP and now in Telangana.— IRONY MAN (@karanku100) December 6, 2019
It shows the hollowness of Indian justice system where law of land has been reduced to Iynching and encóuntr.
Well let's only hope there was a good evidence that they were indeed the rapists! https://t.co/zxSB8pSnkj— »»»SlyOps (@smadygo) December 6, 2019
Now nobody will ever know if the four men killed by the police were innocent men, arrested fast to show action. And whether four of the most brutal rapists roam free, to rape and kill more women.#EncounterNight #Encounter https://t.co/LEXxSKWzre— Karuna Nundy (@karunanundy) December 6, 2019
MPs inside Parliament demand Lynching of the accused. Cops carry out an #Encounter, instead of the govt fixing the system to ensure proper investigation, fool proof case & swift trial! The system is broken & we are demolishing it. We are FAST descending into a lawless state!— Tehseen Poonawalla Official (@tehseenp) December 6, 2019
Encounters now replace fast track courts before judgements are delivered? As abhorrent as the crime is, we cannot become a country of vigilantism and mobs! our courts still exist & their job is to ensure both due process & justice. #Nirbhaya Act was brought in for this purpose. https://t.co/h5AKKhFE6L— Maya Mirchandani (@maya206) December 6, 2019
The accused were killed early Friday morning when they allegedly tried to escape from Chatanpally near Shadnagar, about 50 km from Hyderabad. They were gunned down at the same spot where the accused had dumped the victim's body and set it afire on the night of November 27 after the gang-rape near Shamshabad on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
The accused were taken to the spot for reconstruction of crime scene as part of the investigations. The gruesome rape and murder had triggered nation-wide rage with demands for immediate death penalty to the perpetrators.
(Inputs from IANS)