After massive outrage, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has ordered setting up of a fast-track court for expeditious trial in the case of rape and murder of a woman veterinarian near Hyderabad and assured all necessary help to her family.
In his first public statement since the incident, Rao also described the rape and murder of the 25-year old woman by four men as ‘ghastly’ and expressed his deep anguish.
He directed the officials to initiate the process for setting up a fast-track court and ensure that the culprits get tough punishment, a statement from his office said in Hyderabad.
The government was ready to extend all necessary help to the family of the woman veterinarian, whose killing has triggered an outrage, the statement added.
Amid growing public anger over the incident, residents of the colony where she stayed, on Sunday turned away political leaders who wanted to call on her family, while the police is set to seek custody of the accused for further probe.
The residents locked the main gate of the colony at Shamshabad on the outskirts of the city and held aloft placards that read ‘No Media, No Police, No Outsiders – No sympathy, only action, justice.’
Condemning the incident, a woman asked why the CM had so far not reacted to the incident, which occurred on Thursday.
“Police have said they nabbed the four accused who have confessed to their crime. Why is the chief minister not ensuring quick justice?” she asked.