Telangana doctor’s rape-murder case to be fast tracked

The rape and murder of a 26-year-old veterinarian in Hyderabad that provoked a massive anger and protests in Telangana would be heard in a fast-track court, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao said.

Chandrashekar Rao added that his government was ready to extend all necessary help to the family of the woman.

His son, minister KT Rama Rao appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to amend laws to ensure capital punishment for rapists without any delay.

Protesters clashed with police hurling slippers and stones in Telangana, after the charred body of the doctor was found in the town of Shadnagar, near Hyderabad, on Thursday. Four men have been arrested in the case and three policemen have been suspended for negligence.

The police have also been accused of dismissing a complaint when approached by the woman’s family around 11 pm that night. The family says they were sent from one police station to another and had to finally go look for her around 3 am.

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