Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday ordered setting up of a fast track court for expeditious trial in the rape and murder case of a veterinary surgeon and assured all necessary help to her family.
In his first public statement since the incident, Rao also described the rape and murder of the 25-year old woman by four men as ‘ghastly’ and expressed his deep anguish.
In his first reaction since the ghastly crime on the outskirts of Hyderabad on November 27, the Chief Minister expressed his deep anguish.
According to the Chief Minister’s Office, he was upset that the perpetrators of such heinous crimes are living amidst us. He termed the incident gruesome and inhuman.
Tension prevailed near the residence of the victim’s family on Sunday as residents locked the gated community to prevent politicians, police, and media from entering the place.
According to the police, the 26-year-old veterinarian was assaulted by the four men near Hyderabad on Wednesday night. The men dragged her into the bushes near a toll booth and took turns to rape her till she fell unconscious. They switched off her phone and poured whiskey in her mouth to silence her. Later, they strangled her, wrapped her body in a blanket and set it on fire under a bridge 27 km away.
The four men, identified as Mohammad Areef, Jollu Shiva, Jollu Naveen, and Chintakunta Chennakeshavulu, were booked under Sections 376D (gangrape), 302 (murder),201 (destroying evidence) of the Indian Penal Code. Areef (25), who works as a driver, is the prime accused in the Telangana rape-murder case. The other three accused work as lorry cleaners.