Hyderabad vet rape-murder case LIVE Updates: Accused ‘snatched’ weapons from cops, says Cyberabad Commissioner

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Cyberabad Police Commissioner CV Sajjanar. (ANI photo)

The Telangana Police Friday said its personnel resorted to "retaliatory" firing after two of the accused in the rape and murder of a woman veterinarian opened fire at police after snatching weapons from them this morning. Police also said that snatched weapons were in "unlocked" position.

Police said the four were taken to Chatanapally— where they had burnt the woman's body — for crime reconstruction when they allegedly tried to escape by attacking the cops. "All this happened within 5 or 10 minutes after the four accused were brought to the spot," Cyberabad Police Commissioner V C Sajjanar told. Earlier today, the National Human Rights Commission also ordered an inquiry into the incident.

In Pictures | All four accused in Hyderabad rape-murder case killed in early morning police ‘encounter’

Incidentally, this is the second such encounter in Telangana, where those accused of crime against women, have been shot dead while allegedly trying to escape from police custody. In December 2008, three accused of acid attack were killed by Warangal Police when they tried to attack the cops at the crime scene. V C Sajjanar, the present Police Commissioner of Cyberabad was SP of Warangal at that time.