HYDERABAD: The ‘encounter’ on December 6 that killed four individuals who allegedly raped and murdered Hyderabad veterinarian Disha has been under scrutiny. The family of the suspects filed a writ petition in Supreme Court on Thursday. They urged for a probe into the ‘fake encounter’ by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). They also called to register a murder case under Section 302 of IPC against the police personnel involved in the fake encounter.

Allegedly, J Naveen, J Siva, Chintakunta Chenakeshavulu and Mohammed Areef raped and killed Disha at a culvert in Chatanpally village in Shadnagar on November 28. The police arrested the four persons and later took them into their custody for further investigation.

Police killed the quartet in an exchange of fire at Chatanpally on December 6. The four petitioners – Naveen’s mother J Lakshmi, Siva’s father J Rajaya, Chenakeshavulu’s father Chintakunta Kurmanna and Areef’s father Pinjari Hussain — filed the petition.

Senior advocate PV Krishnamachary said that since the police were responsible for the encounter, the state government is bound to provide adequate compensation and damages to the deceased families.

“The families were put to irreparable loss and injuries that cannot be compensated. The remedy is to provide adequate compensation and damages to them,” Krishnamachary said. He added that the police killed the four suspects instead of trying them in a court of law.

Secretary of Ministry of Home Affairs, Telangana Chief Secretary and Director General of Police, Shadnagar Division Assistant Commissioner of Police V Surender and Shadnagar Inspector A Sreedhar Kumar were made respondents in the petition. Krishnamachary said that the appeal is yet to be admitted in the apex court.

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