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Hyderabad encounter: High Court orders re-postmortem of bodies of four accused

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 21 December 2019, 15:23 IST
Telangana High Court

The Telangana High Court on Saturday ordered re-postmortem of the bodies of the four accused in the rape-murder case of a woman veterinary doctor in Hyderabad.

"Telangana High Court ordered re-postmortem of bodies of four men killed in an 'encounter' in the woman veterinarian rape and murder case," reported PTI.


The four were shot dead by Hyderabad police earlier this month and their bodies have been preserved in the Gandhi Medical College for the last few days.

On Thursday, the families of the accused persons, who were killed in the encounter with the Telangana Police, on Thursday moved to the Supreme Court (SC) seeking registration of FIR, investigation and criminal action against the police personnel who were involved in the encounter.

On December 6, the state government had formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the encounter killing of the four gang-rape accused amid many hues and cry over the incident.

A team of National Human Rights Commission of India (NHRC), The NHRC team, including a forensic medicine expert, had examined the bodies and also visited Chattanpalli village, about 50 kms from here, the spot where the charred remains of the woman were found beneath a culvert on November 28, and also the nearby encounter site.

The doctor was 'gang-raped' and killed allegedly by the accused before they burnt her body. Her charred body was recovered a day later.

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First published: 21 December 2019, 15:23 IST