NHRC team begins probe into Hyderabad encounter

A seven-member National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) team on Saturday visited the site were the men arrested on charge of the gang-rape and murder of a veterinarian were killed in an alleged encounter, while Telangana police said that the four accused have been booked for “attacking” the cops who had accompanied them.

Amid a raging debate on the police action, the widow of one of the accused squatted on a road along with some others at her village in Narayanpet district, alleging that injustice has been done to her.

“How many are there in jail for having made mistakes…They should also be shot dead… We will not bury the bodies till then,” said Renuka, the pregnant wife of Chennakeshavulu who was killed by the police in the alleged encounter on Friday.


The NHRC team visited Chattanpalli village, about 50km from here, where the alleged encounter took place. A short distance away, the victim’s charred body was found after she was allegedly gang-raped, smothered and set afire on the night of November 27. Officials said the team examined the bodies of the accused kept at a government hospital in Mahabubnagar after the post-mortem was conducted and videographed.

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