Hyderabad rape & murder: 3 cops suspended, politicians turned away

The residents locked the gates of the colony at Shamshabad on the outskirts of the city and held placards demanding justice. Photo: PTI

Three policemen including a sub-inspector were suspended on Saturday (November 30) for delaying the filing of FIR in connection to the rape and murder of a veterinarian in Hyderabad. 

According to IANS, Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar said M Ravi Kumar, sub-inspector of police, Shamshabad police station, P Venu Gopal Reddy and A Sathyanarayana Goud, head constables at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) police station, were suspended for negligence of duty.

The official stated that the department took the decision to suspend the officers after it was found in a detailed inquiry that there was a delay in registering an FIR. The move comes in the backdrop of the victim’s kin alleging that the police “wasted precious time without saving her”.

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Meanwhile, the residents of the victim’s colony at Shamshabad turned away politicians who wanted to call on the bereaved family on Sunday (December 1) to offer their condolences.

According to reports, the residents locked the gates of the colony at Shamshabad on the outskirts of the city and held placards reading “No media, no police, no outsiders; no sympathy, only action, justice”.

Condemning the incident, an agitated woman asked why Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had so far not reacted to the incident. “Police have said they nabbed the four accused who have confessed to their crime. Why is the chief minister not ensuring quick justice? Why is the same treatment not being meted out to them (the accused) for what they have done to the girl?” she questioned.

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Another woman asked why Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not yet tweeted on the incident.

Former CPI(M) MLA J Ranga Reddy and his party workers, who were asked by the residents to go back, told PTI that he and his colleagues waited at the gates of the colony for some time, expressing support for the family. He demanded that the chief minister takes steps to ensure a quick response by police to prevent crimes against women.

Several politicians and celebrities including actors had called on the victims’ family members since the tragic incident occurred on Thursday.

(With inputs from agencies)

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