The killing of the four accused in the gang-rape and murder of the Hyderabad veterinarian shocked their relatives, who challenged the police action to shoot them down even before a court in an ‘ encounter. ‘
The two truck drivers ‘ families and two cleaners said that if they were convicted by the court after a fair trial, they would not have been angry.
As the news reached them from the police gunning down the perpetrator, the families in the Narayanpet district of Telangana reacted with surprise.
The key suspect, Mohammed Pasha’s wife, alias Arif, broke down when media people came to her house to speak to her.
Arif’s father Mohammed Hussain and other relatives left in the district of Ranga Reddy to take the body for Shadnagar town.
Another Chintakunta Chennakeshavulu’s pregnant wife wanted the police to kill her too. “Without my husband I can’t live. Kill me too,” she said unconsolably weeping.
“Police picked up my husband promising to bring him home. But now they’ve shot him dead,” Renuka said, who married Chennakeshavulu about a year ago.
Rajappa, Jollu Shiva’s uncle, wondered why violists and murderers have not been given similar punishment by the police in the past. “Why were killed just my son and three others?” he asked.
Fourth accused father Ellappa of Chollu Naveen complained that he was not allowed to meet his son by the police.
“They should have allowed us to meet and talk to him. There was time for the police to prove and prosecute him and others before the trial,” he said.