Hyderabad, Dec 1 : Telangana Chief Minister K .Chandrashekhar Rao on Sunday directed officials to ensure that the accused in woman veterinarian’s gang-rape and murder are tried in a fast track court and the culprits get stringent punishment.
Speaking for the first time amid mounting pressure on state authorities, KCR, said that a fast-track court will hear the case and ensure justice is expedited. Expressing “deep anguish” at the ”ghastly” incident, KCR said his government was ready to extend all necessary help to the family of the woman.
His son, minister KT Rama Rao or KTR appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to amend laws to ensure capital punishment for rapists without any delay.
The Chief Minister announced that the government would extend all the necessary help and support to members of the victim’s family.
According to Chief Minister’s Office, he was upset that the perpetrators of such heinous crimes are living amidst us. He termed the incident gruesome and inhuman.
Police on November 29 arrested four truck drivers and cleaners for the gruesome crime, which sent shock waves across the country and evoked huge public outrage.
Protests were held in several parts of the country to demand death penalty to the accused.
The accused trapped the woman by deflating one of the tyres of her scooty when she retured to Tondupally toll gate on Outer Ring Road in Shamshabad around 9 p.m. to pick up her parked vehicle and return home.
According to police, after raping the victim one after the other for nearly an hour, they carried the body in the truck to dump it near Shadnagar town, about 28 km from Shamshabad, and burnt the body.
A magistrate in Shadnagar town on Saturday remanded the accused to judicial custody for 14 days.
They were later shifted to Cherlapally jail in Hyderabad.