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Telangana encounter: Human right activists write to Telangana HC s Chief Justice, seeks intervention

A group of human right activists on Friday wrote a letter to the Chief Justice of Telangana High Court seeking its intervention into the alleged extra-judicial killing of four persons accused of raping and murdering a veterinary doctor.The four rapists were killed in an encounter with the police as they tried to escape while being taken to the crime spot in the wee hours of Friday. This is absolute violation of rule of law and constitutional guarantees. We request the court to immediately monitor the case to ensure that the guidelines issued by the Supreme Court are followed and send its own observer to elicit on the ground facts surrounding the encounter, the letter read.It also sought direction to the Telangana Director General of Police (DGP) to pass the order to preserve the bodies of four accused.The letter also demanded the formation of a special team of autopsy surgeons to undertake independent video graphing of the post mortem. We seek the formation of a special team of ...


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