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Four men were shot by police as they attempted to escape during a visit to a crime scene in Hyderabad, said an Indian police official on Friday. The men were suspected of raping and killing a woman. The case sparked protests across India . Two policemen were also reportedly injured in the
Indian police have shot dead four men who were suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old veterinarian in the southern city of Hyderabad last week. During the past week, thousands of Indians have protested in several cities following the alleged rape and murder of the woman.
Indian police on Friday shot dead four detained gang-rape and murder suspects as they were re-enacting their alleged crime, prompting outrage but also wild celebrations.
The men, who had been in custody for a week, were shot early Friday morning as they tried to escape during the re-enactment in the southern city of Hyderabad, police said.
"They were killed in crossfire. They tried to snatch weapons from the guards but were shot dead," deputy police commissioner Prakash Reddy told AFP.
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BENGALURU (Reuters) - Indian police shot dead four men on Friday who were suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old veterinarian in the southern city of Hyderabad last week, a senior police official told Reuters. The men had been in police custody and were shot near the scene of the crime, said N
The four were accused of raping, murdering and burning the body of the woman, a 27-year-old veterinary doctor, who had parked her scooter on a busy highway in November.
The men deflated her scooter tyre and lured her to a truck yard with the promise of fixing the machine, according to police.
They allegedly then raped and murdered the woman before setting the body on fire under an isolated bridge.
The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had called her sister informing her that she was scared of the men who had offered to help her before her phone went off.
The case sparked widespread demonstrations and calls for swift and tough justice, with social media swamped with demands for them to be put to death.
Shortly after their arrest hundreds of protesters also tried to storm the Hyderabad police station where the four accused were held.
Indian police kill 4 men suspected of gang rape, murder; draw cheers
Indian police shot dead four men on Friday who were suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old veterinarian in the city of Hyderabad, a police official told Reuters, drawing applause from her family and citizens outraged over crimes against women. © Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images MUMBAI, INDIA - DECEMBER 3: Students hold candle march to protest against the growing incidents of crime against women, at Azad Maidan, on December 3, 2019 in Mumbai, India.
Indian police have shot dead four men suspected of raping and killing a vet in the southern city of Hyderabad last week, according to local media reports. The men were arrested in connection with the gang rape and murder that caused a nationwide outrage. Police said the men had been taken to the
Police in India have shot dead four men who were being held as suspects over the rape and murder of a vet in Hyderabad last week. The charred remains of the victim, 27, were found a day after she disappeared and the case caused widespread anger in India over the police 's handling of rape and
At one demonstration in Delhi, some women wielded swords while in parliament one lawmaker called for the men to be "lynched" and another for rapists to be castrated.
Several hundred people flocked to the scene of the men's deaths on Friday, setting off firecrackers to celebrate and showering police with flower petals.
The victim's sister also welcomed the killings.
"I am happy the four accused have been killed in an encounter. This incident will set an example. I thank the police and media for their support," the sister told local television station.
There were other reports of people celebrating the shootings from several parts of the country.
However rights activists accused the government of using "arbitrary violence" to avoid accountability.
Indian woman who alleged gang-rape dies after burn attack
An alleged rape victim in northern India set on fire on her way to a court hearing in the case she filed died in a hospital in New Delhi, officials said Saturday. © Provided by Associated Press Indian policemen watch the forensic experts investigate at the site where four men suspected of raping and killing a woman were killed in Shadnagar some 50 kilometers or 31 miles from Hyderabad, India, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.
A girl in eastern India was allegedly gang- raped and shot dead , police said Tuesday, the latest in a string of sexual assaults that has triggered angry protests The incident comes on the heels of the brutal gang- rape and murder of a 27-year-old veterinary doctor in southern Hyderabad city last week.
A girl in eastern India was allegedly gang- raped and shot dead , police said Tuesday, the latest in a string of sexual assaults that has triggered angry protests across the country. Police suspect that the victim, whose age and identity was not known, was gang- raped , killed and her body burnt before
"This is absolutely unacceptable," lawyer and activist Vrinda Grover told AFP.
"There must be accountability of the police. Instead of investigation and prosecution the state is committing murders to distract public and avoid accountability," she said.
More than 33,000 rapes were reported in India in 2017, according to the latest government figures, but vast numbers go unreported, experts say.
At the same time, a huge backlog of cases in the highly inefficient Indian criminal justice means that many victims wait years for their attackers to be convicted.
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