The four accused in police custody

Hyderabad: In a new development in the rape and murder case of a veterinary doctor in Chatanpally near Hyderabad in Telangana, all the four accused in the case – Areef, Shiva, Naveen and Chennakeshavulu – were shot dead by the police in an alleged encounter, reported The News Minute.

According to the report, the accused were taken to the scene of the crime to recreate the sequence of events when they allegedly tried to escape. Two policemen were injured in the incident, the report said.

The accused were shot dead in the same place where Disha’s (name changed) body was found burnt after she was allegedly raped and killed. They had been taken to the scene of the crime at Chatanpally, located nearly 50 km from Hyderabad, on Thursday to collect evidence. The reports of the alleged encounter surfaced on Friday morning. Additional DG (law and order) Jitender told The News Minute that the incident happened after 6 am on Friday.

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DCP Prakash Reddy, who is at the scene of the incident, told The News Minute that there was crossfire as the accused took the guns of the policemen and attempted to escape. The incident happened between 6 and 6.30 am, he said.

On Wednesday, the Shadnagar court had remanded the four accused to seven-day police custody. The Hyderabad police on Monday filed a petition in a local court at Shadnagar seeking 10-day custody of the accused for further interrogation. The court, on Wednesday, had granted a seven-day police custody of the accused.

On November 27, Disha (name changed), a 26-year-old veterinary doctor from Hyderabad, was allegedly raped and killed by the four accused, who are natives of Narayanpet district, at Thondupally toll gate on Outer Ring Road in Shamshabad.

The gang who were driving a lorry had trapped her by deflating one of the tyres of her two-wheeler which she had parked near the toll gate. Around 9 pm, when she reached the spot to take her vehicle she noticed that the tyre was punctured. The men approached her saying they would help her fix the tyre. They forcibly took her to nearby bushes, assaulted and killed her.

After killing her, the accused allegedly burnt her body at Chatanpally, a few kilometres from the area where she was allegedly killed.

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