UP, Delhi police must take inspiration from Hyderabad police: Mayawati on encounter

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LUCKNOW: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati on Friday commended Telangana Police for its encounter killing of the four accused in the rape of veterinarian.

She added that police in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi police can take inspiration from them.

BSP chief also slammed the Yogi Adityanath government in UP for not doing enough for the safety of the women.

"Police in Uttar Pradesh and also in Delhi should take inspiration from Hyderabad Police, but unfortunately here criminals are treated as state guests, there is jungle raj in Uttar Pradesh right now. Hope the attitude changes for the better", Mayawati said, reported ANI.

"Crimes against women are on the rise in Uttar Pradesh, but the state government is sleeping," she added.

All four accused- Mohammed Arif, Naveen, Shiva, and Chennakeshavulu, in the Hyderabad veterinarian's rape and murder case, have been killed in an encounter with police on Friday morning, between 3 am and 6 am at Chatanpally, Shadnagar.

As per the police report, all the four accused were being taken to the scene of the crime, where the charred body of the doctor was found. When the accused allegedly tried to escape following which police opened fire.

A large number of people in the city expressed happiness over the encounter killing of the four accused. A section of people reached the "encounter" site and congratulated the police and raised slogans in favor of them like 'Telangana police zindabad' and "We got justice" and said this would act as a deterrent for people from committing such crimes.

Some women were seen distributing sweets to police personnel and some are celebrated the killing of the four accused by bursting firecrackers in different parts of the city.

On November 28, the burnt body of the 26-year old woman, who worked as an assistant veterinarian at a state-run hospital, was found at Shadnagar outskirts in Telangana's Ranga Reddy district, a day after she went missing.

According to the Cyberabad police, on November 27, four men- all truck-drivers and cleaners, saw the 26-year-old woman park her scooter near a toll-booth on a busy highway and left for a dermatology appointment. They allegedly deflated her scooter tire and waited for her.

When she returned, they offered her to help, dragged her to a secluded spot close to a toll plaza and raped her. As per the report, the victim died due to suffocation and the accused later burnt her body.

On November 29, the Hyderabad Police arrested the four accused involved in the alleged rape and murder case of the doctor and had been sent to judicial custody for 14 days. They were lodged in high-security cella at Cherlapally Central jail in Hyderabad.

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