All four accused in the Hyderabad veterinarian Disha's rape and murder case have been killed in an encounter at Shadnagar on the NH-44 where the charred body of the 26-year-old was found. The four accused were taken to the spot for recreation of the crime scene and when they tried to escape they were shot dead.
Nationwide protests had erupted after charred body of Disha was found in an underpass on Hyderabad outskirts on November 28, a day after she went missing. Mohammad Areef Pasha, Jollu Shiva, Jollu Naveen Kumar and Chintakunta Chenna Keshavulu were the four persons arrested in connection with the incident on November 29.
On November 27, Disha was brutally gang raped and killed by the four-member gang, who are natives of Narayanpet district, at Thondupally toll gate on Outer Ring Road, Shamshabad.
The gang who were driving a lorry had trapped her by deflating one of the tyres of her two-wheeler which she had parked near the toll gate. At around 9 pm, when she reached the spot to take her vehicle she noticed that the tyre was punctured. The men approached her saying they would help her fix the tyre. They forcibly took her to nearby bushes, assaulted and killed her.
After killing her, they burned her body at Chatanpally village under Shadnagar police station limits, a few kms away from the place where she was murdered.
Outraged by the gruesome murder of a veterinary doctor, Disha, in Hyderabad, over 15 lakh people from across the country have signed hundreds of change.org petitions seeing justice for the victim.
They were supposed to present before the fast track court. Meanwhile, the encounter comes as a big shock.