The accused in the Hyderabad rape-murder case of a minor girl has been found dead on the railway tracks in Warangal.
The accused in the Hyderabad rape-murder case was found dead on the railway track in Warangal.
The accused in the Hyderabad rape-murder case of a minor girl has been found dead on the railway tracks in Warangal amid a massive manhunt by the police and calls for an encounter.
Earlier on Tuesday, Telangana Labour Minister Malla Reddy said that the accused in the Hyderabad rape case will be “killed in an encounter“. As many as 15 police teams had been formed and sent to Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh to hunt for the accused.
The declaration was made by the Telangana DGP on Thursday morning, a week after the 6-year-old girl was found raped and murdered in Singareni Colony. The case triggered massive outrage among locals, who demanded justice for the family of the toddler.
The rape accused’s body was found on the railway tracks near Ghanpur station in Warangal on Thursday. The DGP also added, “Declared after the verification of identification marks on the deceased body.”
The police identified the accused with a tattoo on his hand. “It looks like the same accused. A final confirmation will come only after DNA and other scientific verification,” CP Hyderabad Anjini Kumar had told India Today TV earlier.
Govt announces ex-gratia for family
Meanwhile, Telangana ministers Mohammed Mahmood Ali and Satyavathi Rathod met the parents of the six-year old girl on Thursday. They offered the family a cheque for Rs 20 lakh as ex-gratia.
The girl was allegedly raped and murdered by her neighbour in the Saidabad area on September 9. The ministers also assured support and help from the Telangana government.
Home Minister Ali on Wednesday asked police officials to take steps to apprehend the accused in the case as soon as possible and take further measures as per law, even as the opposition Congress, BJP and others stepped up attacks on the TRS government over the incident.
(With inputs from PTI)
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