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4 accused in Hyderabad rape-murder case shot dead by police, triggers celebrations and also concern

All four accused in the rape-and-murder of a 25-year-old woman veterinarian last month were killed by police on Friday morning, triggering a chorus of praise for what many saw as speedy justice but also raising concerns over extra-judicial executions. The incident took place around 6.30 am when the accused, lorry workers aged between 20 and 24, were taken to the scene of the crime near Hyderabad for a reconstruction of events as part of the investigation, a senior police official said. They (accused) snatched weapons from police and fired on police and tried to escape... police fired in retaliation in which the four accused died, a senior police official told PTI. Two policemen were also injured, he said. The four men were arrested on November 29 for allegedly raping and killing the woman by smothering her and later burning her body, an incident that led to widespread outrage and recalled the horrors of the December 16, 2012 gangrape and murder of a physiotherapy intern in ...


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