“CM zindabad , police zindabad ” slogans rent the air on the NH-44 near Chatanpalli, the place where the four accused the rape and murder of 27-year-old vet Disha (name changed) were killed in an encounter with the police.
It was celebration time at the encounter site and hundreds of people from Shadnagar and nearby places thronged to have a glimpse of the slain accused. Police were showered with flower petals. “CM zindabad , police zindabad and Bharat Mata ki jai ” slogans rent the air.
People offered flowers at the spot where Disha was torched after her body was brought there by the four accused after the rape.
Video clips of the spot showed people raising slogans hailing the police action and showering petals from the bridge under which Disha was burnt.
The public jubilation was so much that the police had to take Mr. Sajjanar through another route, fearing that the crowd might stop his vehicle to felicitate him. They also bathed his pictures with milk and honey. “Hats off to Mr. Sajjanar. He has done a great job by killing those monsters,” said Dr. Jhansi, who came all the way from Hyderabad to have a glimpse of the bodies of the accused. She said that instant justice was given to the victim. Dr. Jhansi’s niece Spoorthy, who accompanied her aunt, said that there is no point in protecting the four accused. “This incident will instil fear in the minds of the public not to commit such offences,” she said.
Abdul Khadar, a resident of Shadnagar said that last week he woke up with the news of vet’s death, and on Friday his daughter woke him up and informed about the the death of the four accused. “As father of a young girl, I can say she is living in a safe world now,” he said, adding that on Saturday he took part in the protest outside the Shadnagar police station in protest against the crime.
Meanwhile, traffic on the Hyderabad--Bengaluru highway (NH 44) came to a grinding halt as a large number of people began to assemble at the spot. Police had a tough time regulating traffic and they did not allow heavy-loaded vehicles towards the bridge. Video clips of the spot showed people raising slogans hailing the police action and showering petals from the bridge under which Disha was burnt. There was all-round applause for the police as leaders cutting across party lines hailed the killing of the four accused.