Supreme Court junks plea on Telangana encounter deaths, asks petitioner to approach Telangana High Court

WION Web Team New Delhi Dec 17, 2019, 01.39 PM(IST)

A police van carrying four men accused of the alleged rape and murder of a 27-year-old woman, leaves a police station in Shadnagar, on the outskirts of Hyderabad. Photograph:( Reuters )

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A Bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde asked activist K Sajaya to approach Telangana High Court with the petition for collection of evidence concerning custodial death.

Supreme Court junks plea on Telangana encounter deaths, asks petioner to approach Telangana High Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday junked a petition relating to the custodial death of four persons accused of raping and murdering a veterinary doctor in Telangana, earlier this month, reported news agency ANI.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde asked activist K Sajaya to approach Telangana High Court with the petition for collection of evidence concerning custodial death.

The veterinarian was gang-raped and killed by four people before they burnt her body in Telangana`s Shamshabad on November 27. Her charred body was recovered a day later.A few days later, the accused -- Mohammed Arif, Naveen, Shiva, and Chennakeshavulu -- were killed in a police encounter.

Following the encounter, a batch of petitions was filed in the top court. Subsequently, the court had last week ordered setting up of a three-member inquiry commission to probe the encounter case.