Hyderabad rape and murder case: Telangana HC directs state govt to preserve bodies of four accused till 9 Dec

  • The Telangana HC directed the state government to preserve the bodies of four accused in the rape and murder of a young veterinarian till 9 December

  • The four were arrested on 29 November for allegedly raping and killing the 25-year-old woman by smothering her and later burning her body

  • All the four accused were shot dead by police on Friday during a pre-dawn exchange of fire near Hyderabad, police said

Hyderabad: The Telangana High Court on Friday directed the state government to preserve the bodies of four accused in the rape and murder of a young veterinarian till 8 pm on 9 December.

 Hyderabad rape and murder case: Telangana HC directs state govt to preserve bodies of four accused till 9 Dec

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The court gave the order on a representation received in the office of the chief justice, requesting judicial intervention into the incident, alleging it was an extra judicial killing.

The court directed that the video of the post-mortem in Compact Disc form or pen-drive be handed over to the Principal District Judge, Mahabubnagar, after completion of the post-mortem of all the accused.

The court directed the Principal District Judge, Mahabubnagarto receive the CD or pen drive and hand it over to the Registrar General of the high court by tomorrow evening.

"We further direct that the dead bodies of the four deceased/accused/suspects who were killed in the encounter be preserved by the state till 8 pm on 9 December," the high court division bench said.

All the four accused were shot dead by police on Friday during a pre-dawn exchange of fire near Hyderabad, police said.

The four were arrested on 29 November for allegedly raping and killing the 25-year-old woman by smothering her and later burning her body.

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Updated Date: Dec 06, 2019 23:37:39 IST