When the news of the encounter of four accused in the rape-murder of a young veterinarian surfaced this morning, it triggered nationwide shock and discussion on how fair police action was. As per police, the four accused were killed in the encounter when they tried to escape from the crime scene.
Though it sparked mixed reactions across the nation, the parents of two daughters – Nirbhaya & Disha – who met unfortunate deaths after being brutally gang-raped, shared what they feel after they came to know about the encounter.
Earlier the parents of the 27-year-old veterinary doctor shared how the police could have saved their daughter if they acted on time. But, as per the sources, in the light of current developments, they felt at peace. Reacting to the development, the father said his daughter has got justice now.
“It has been 10 days after my daughter died. I express my gratitude towards the police and government for this. My daughter’s soul must be at peace now”.
When police shared on Friday morning that all four accused in the rape and murder of the veterinarian in Telangana were killed in an encounter while trying to escape, another parent who lost her daughter felt satisfied.
Asha Devi, who not only lost her daughter to a brutal incident but still waiting for justice even after 7 years expressed her satisfaction. Nirbhaya’s mother said Telangana police who shot dead all the four accused in the rape and murder of the veterinarian in Telangana while they were allegedly attempting to escape custody, “did a great job”.
While speaking with ANI, she further added:
“I am extremely happy with this punishment. Police have done a great job and I demand that no action should be taken against the police personnel.”
Recalling her 7-year-long battle to seek justice, she shared:
“I have been running from pillar to post for the last 7 years to get justice in Nirbhaya case. I appeal to the justice system of this country and the government, that Nirbhaya’s culprits must be hanged to death, at the earliest,”
Asha, whose daughter, Nirbahaya was brutally raped in the national capital in December 2012 and subsequently died, added that justice has been done in the Telangana rape case.
Though many celebrated the efforts of Telangana cops whereas some warned the dangerous impact of extra-judicial killings.
‘Encounter killings are a blot to our system’
However, a number of people warned about the dangers of “extra-judicial killings”:
Though we may be divided on how these 4 accused were killed, we have no doubts that our country isn’t safe for women. How Unnao survivor was gang-raped and later burnt by the accused on bail for filing a complaint shows how brutal our country has become for women.
While Unnao gang-rape survivor struggles for her life, we hope the authorities will set up a speedy judicial process for rape victims so that no mother has to wait for 7-years to see her daughter’s killer is punished. And no rape survivor will ever be burnt down for fighting for her dignity.