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Fast-track court to try rape, murder accused

Up in arms: Members from various NGOs taking out a rally in Vijayawada on Sunday, demanding capital punishment for the rape-murder accused.

Up in arms: Members from various NGOs taking out a rally in Vijayawada on Sunday, demanding capital punishment for the rape-murder accused.   | Photo Credit: V. Raju

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Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao asks officials to start the process immediately

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has ordered immediate constitution of a fast-track court to try the accused in the rape and murder of a veterinarian doctor at Shadnagar.

He gave instructions in this regard to officials on Sunday while discussing measures to speed up trial of the case and award severe punishment to the accused persons. He also asked them to start the process immediately, a release said.

Mr. Rao recalled in this context the success of constitution of a fast-track court that had delivered judgment in the murder of a minor girl in Warangal in 56 days. There was need for such verdict in the present case too. He expressed willingness of the government to extend all assistance to the family of the vet.

Atrocious incident

The incident also figured in the meeting of Mr. Rao with RTC workers from all over the State at his camp office on Sunday. Expressing his grief, he asked officials not to assign night duties to women as “human sharks” were all around. This was an atrocious incident, he said.

Leaders of various political parties, who wanted to call on the family of 27-year-old woman veterinarian, had to turn back as the residents of the gated community, did allow them to step in. They have locked the gates and hanged placards stating ‘No Politician, No Media, No police, No outsiders’.

The residents of the gated community, where the victim’s parents stay, maintained that the family does not need any sympathy from politicians and others. Before allowing someone inside the place, they were checking the identification cards. “Mild tension prevailed near the gated community after the residents did not allow any outsiders in. They locked the gates” Cyberabad police said.

They also raised slogans demanding justice to the victim. “They (family) don’t want any sympathy from anyone, but action from the police,” a resident said.

Union Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy, Telangana Home Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali, Chevella MP Dr. G. Ranjith Reddy and several leaders of various political parties visited the woman veterinarian’s family. On Saturday afternoon, Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan also consoled the bereaved family.

Meanwhile, on Sunday a resident of Saroornagar approached cybercrime police of Rachakonda commissionerate demanding action against the people who were posting distasteful posts on social media platforms including Facebook. Police said a case will be registered after verifying the posts on Facebook pages.

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