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Feb 19, 2020, 08.38 AM IST



Mayawati praises Hyderabad police post-encounter, asks UP Police to take inspiration

BSP president Mayawati on Friday praised the Hyderabad Police for its strong action against the accused in the gang rape and murder of a 25-year-old veterinarian and asked the Uttar Pradesh Police to take inspiration from them.

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  • On Thursday, the court had posted the matter for Friday to enable the State Government to get a clarification from the Supreme Court on the status of the bodies of the four men preserved in the state-run Gandhi Hospital here as per earlier orders of the High Court.

    The Telangana Police said that its personnel resorted to "retaliatory" firing after two of the accused in the rape and murder of a woman veterinarian opened fire at police after snatching weapons from them this morning. Cyberabad Police Commissioner CV Sajjanar told reporters that one of the accused, Mohammed Arif, was the first to open fire.

    Jaya Bachchan who stood up to speak amid rage over the Telangana incident, in which four men have been accused of raping and murdering the veterinarian on Wednesday night, said that not just name and shame, but perhaps lynching, though too extreme, would be the only way to put an end for once and all to such crimes against women

    He also said that the crime of rape should be curbed without any discrimination or giving it a political hue.

    "The girls, sisters and mothers must be shocked when they read newspapers that every day a girl is raped or killed... The international community today ridicules India. India is known as the rape capital of the world," Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said. Directly attacking the Prime Minister, Gandhi said Modi represents the worst aspects of the country.

    The four accused, all lorry workers in their early 20s , were arrested on November 29 for allegedly raping the woman, killing her by smothering her and finally burning her body. The gruesome assault had drawn national outrage, with members of civil society, woman rights activists and even Parliamentarians calling for the harshest possible punishment for the accused persons.

    The move came two days after the file rejecting the mercy plea was sent by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to the Home Ministry.

    The Telangana High Court on Saturday directed re-postmortem of the bodies of four accused in the gang-rape and murder of a woman veterinarian near here last month, who were killed in an alleged encounter on December 6.

    Sonia Gandhi's decision to not celebrate her birthday comes after the Unnao rape victim, who was set ablaze, died at a hospital in Delhi and the recent incident of a young veterinarian being raped, killed and set ablaze in Hyderabad by four people.

    Responding to a discussion during Zero Hour in the wake of the rape and murder of a veterinarian in Hyderabad, Rajnath Singh said he was falling short of words to condemn the heinous crime. "We are ready for discussions in the House so that stringent provisions in laws could be explored to give punishment to those involved in such ghastly incidents," he said.

    As soon as proceedings began, Congress members displayed posters and raised the Hyderabad rape case. They were also joined by members from the DMK and BSP, among others. Noting that the House is also concerned, Speaker Om Birla told members that the matter can be discussed during the Zero Hour and decided to continue with the Question Hour.

    In the backdrop of gunning down of the four accused by Telangana police in an encounter, Chief Justice of India S A Bobde said that the recent events in the country have shaken the firm position of justice system as justice must never ever take the form of revenge and justice loses its character if it becomes revenge.

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