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Telangana sets up special court for Hyderabad rape case (Lead)

Wednesday - December 4, 2019 8:28 pm , Category : INDIA
Hyderabad, Dec 4 (IANS) The Telangana government on Wednesday set up a special court for the trial in the case of the gang-rape and murder of a woman veterinarian.
The government designated the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mahabubnagar, as a special court for speedy trial of the case.
A Government Order to this effect was issued after the High Court accepted the proposal sent by Law Secretary, clearing the way for setting up of the court.
The court has been set up in Mahabubnagar as the case was registered in a police station in Shadnagar town.
The move came three days after Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao directed the officials to initiate the process for setting up the court to ensure expeditious trial and stringent punishment to the guilty.
The veterinarian was gang-raped and murdered by four persons near Outer Ring Road at Shamshabad on the outskirts of Hyderabad on the night of November 27. They later dumped the body near Shadnagar town and set afire.
Cyberabad police on November 29 arrested all four accused - two truck drivers and two cleaners. According to police, they trapped the victim by deflating a tyre of her scooty and committed the heinous crime when she reached a toll gate to pick her parked vehicle and return home.
The gruesome crime triggered nation-wide outrage with people from all walks of life demanding death penalty for the guilty.

--IANS ms/vd

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