The four accused in the rape-and-murder of a 25-year-old veterinarian Disha were shot dead in a police encounter, the victims family, lawyers, celebrities, politicians and activists took to various forms of media to react to the issue. Delhi Commission For Women Chief Swati Maliwal said the Hyderabad encounter will send out a strong message, but there are still thousands of victims who are awaiting justice. On the otherside, (NHRC) National Human Rights Commission on Friday took cognisance of the killing of four accused of raping and murdering a veterinarian Disha in Hyderabad and ordered an inquiry into the police encounter.
NHRC has asked DG to immediately send a team on the spot for the investigation. The team has been asked to submit its report at the earliest. The Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports in this regard. NHRC said in statement, “It has already taken cognizance of the increasing cases of the rapes and the s*xual assault on women across the country. It has sought a detailed report from all states and police heads and the Ministry of Women and Child Development.”
Human Rights Forum demanded that the policemen involved in the killing of the four be arrested and prosecuted for homicide, and for the investigation in the case to be handed over to the CBI.
Cyberabad Police Commissioner CV Sajjanar said that one of the accused, Mohammed Arif, was the first to open fire, even as the police team that took them to the crime scene were attacked with stones and sticks.
BSP president Mayawati also praised the Hyderabad Police for the strong action against the rape-accused and asked the Uttar Pradesh Police to take inspiration from them.
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa also praised Telangana police action of killing the four accused in the rape and murder of Disha, saying they acted in self-defence.