Justice finally obeyed; ‘ Hyderabad terror ‘ rape-murder suspects shot to dead
Indian police shot four people on Friday who was accused of raping and murdering a 27-year-old vet in Hyderabad Town, a police officer told Reuters, cheers from her friends, and shocked citizens over crimes against women.
The people were in jail awaiting trial and shot near the crime scene last week, confirmed N Prakash Reddy, Deputy Police Commissioner in Shamshabad, near Hyderabad.
“In the dawn, about 6-6.30 a.m., our people came to rebuild the crime scene and the accused tried to snatch their arms, and there was a power supply in which all four of the accused died. Two cops were wounded,” stated Reddy.
Few specifics are available immediately as to how many officers accompanied the four suspects and whether they were bound or corded together, as is generally the case.
Previously, a local police officer has taken the time to perish at about 3:30 a.m. (2200 GMT on Thursday). There was no clear clarification of the difference.
Indian authorities have often been suspected of summary executions, dubbed “encounters,” particularly in gangland wars in Mumbai and uprisings in Punjab and Kashmir.
Over the past week, millions of Indians have demonstrated in several cities over the suspected rape and murder of the soldier.
Limitless violence against women
Sexual crimes have been undiminished amid tough new laws that have been enforced after the 2012 rape and killing of a female on a Delhi bus that has contributed to an upswell of outrage across the world.
Notwithstanding the creation of fast-track trials, proceedings often slowly moved, due to the shortage of evidence and the reluctance of many individuals to go through a long legal phase.
A number of Indians celebrated the killings on Friday, taking to Twitter to support the police.
“Not sure whether this is right or wrong but feeling very happy..just hope and pray that the ones killed were the real criminals..#hyderabadpolice,” wrote one user.
“Quick Justice like this will inculcate fear into the Dirty minds. Our sincere prayers have been answered #hyderabadpolice Hats off,” actress Ammu Abhirami posted.
In Uttar Pradesh, where a rape victim was set ablaze on Thursday and she was on her way to court, opposition leader Mayawati said the police were supposed to take “inspiration” from what had occurred in Hyderabad.
32,500 sexual assault cases in 2017
According to recent government statistics, the Indian police reported more than 32,500 rape cases in 2017. Nevertheless, only about 18,300 cases relating to assault were decided by the courts that year, leaving more than 127,800 lawsuits outstanding at the end of 2017.
But certain critics have said that the lack of progress in the judiciary does not mean that the police have a free hand to bring justice.
“This isn’t immediate justice-this is the lack of justice. We’re not going to make women healthier by undermining the separation of powers-is that hard to understand?” stated Rukmini S., an Indian journalist in a tweet.
Supreme Court counsel Vrinda Grover said that the officers who were involved in Friday’s incident will undergo an inquiry, but they are likely to be honored with medals. “Killing accused like this is a short cut, but in the long run it won’t work, it will have its own implications.”