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Hyderabad ‘encounter’ of accused rapists sets horrifying precedent: Maneka Gandhi

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also expressed concern over the Hyderabad encounter, and said people's response to it showed a loss of faith in the justice system.

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New Delhi: BJP leader Maneka Gandhi Friday slammed the police for the killing of four men accused in the Telangana gangrape-murder case and said it set a “horrifying” precedent for the country.

Jo bhi hua hai bohot bhayanak hua hai is desh ke liye (What happened was horrifying for the country)… You cannot kill people because you want to. You cannot take law in your hands, they (accused) would have been hanged by court anyhow,” the former union women and child development minister told reporters in Parliament complex.

Worrisome that people have lost faith in justice system: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said while the people of the country are rejoicing the encounter deaths of the four accused in the gangrape and murder case of the Hyderabad veterinarian, it is also worrisome that they have lost faith in the justice system.

“The rape cases that have come to light of late, people are in anger whether it is Unnao or Hyderabad, so people are expressing happiness over the encounter.

“It is also something to be worried about, the way people have lost their faith in the criminal justice system. Together all the governments will have to take action on how to strengthen criminal justice system,” he told reporters.

All the four accused in the rape-and-murder case of a 25-year-old woman Hyderabad veterinarian last month were killed in an exchange of fire with police on Friday morning.

Also read: Hyderabad ‘encounter’ of rape-murder accused chilling reminder of 2008 Warangal killings


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  1. I wonder now, whether they were really guilty of the offence? What proof did the police of the public have to demand their lynching or shooting? What if it turns out that in order to relieve the public’s pressure on them, they just grabbed four youths in soiled cloths off the street and paraded them? Knowing the inhumanness of our police system, can we really rule out such possibility?

    • What you say is very true. This is more a reflection on our law and order system including the judiciary. If this doesn’t open the eyes of our honourable judges that they enjoy very little credibility amongst those who they are supposed to serve, then nothing else will. A law & order/judicial system that revels in delays and obfuscation, that is servile to the high and mighty ( remember Salman Khan case) and keeps hiding behind technicalities will beget such public response. No guesses what would have happened if the accused were well connected instead of being ordinary people.

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