While addressing a press conference on Hyderabad veterinarian rape and murder case, Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar said that all the four accused were possibly involved in other such cases across Karnataka, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh.
"We have done DNA profiling of the victim and of all the accused and have collected scientific data and evidence," Sajjanar said.
Multiple concerns have raised about the police’s version of events already, though no official response has come through. The National Human Rights Commission has taken cognizance of the killings and asked the director-general (investigations) to send an immediate fact-finding team to the site.
According to the police, the accused had taken from Cherlapally Central Prison to Chatanpally, 50 km from Hyderabad, where they had burnt the woman’s body, for “crime reconstruction”. They then allegedly tried to attack the police and escape, at which point the police say the opened fire in self-defense.
According to Cyberabad Police Commissioner V.C. Sajjanar, the police took the accused to the crime scene to find where they had hidden the victim’s cell phone. He said ten policemen had accompanied the accused to the spot.
To justify why they were taken to the crime scene so early in the morning, police said the accused “faced threats from the public”.