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Telangana Rape and Murder case: 3 cops suspended over delay in filing FIR

Newsheads 2019-12-01 06:21:33
Telangana Rape and Murder case: 3 cops suspended over delay in filing FIR

Hyderabad : Three police personnel have been suspended over delay in filing an FIR in the gang-rape and murder of a woman veterinarian in Telangana earlier this week.

Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar informed that the three cops will remain suspended from their duties till further orders. The move came after the family of the victim alleged negligence in the matter by the cops. The victim girl was first reported missing on November 27-28.

The National Commission for Women (NCW), whose members met the victim's kin on Saturday, observed that the first mistake in the matter was at the police end. The late filing of FIR and then delay in the action made things worse.

The suspended officials were identified as Shamshabad police station Sub-inspector M Ravi Kumar, P Venugopal Reddy and A Sathyanarayana Goud, both head constables at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Police Station.

"All the officers of the Cyberabad police have been once again instructed to register the cases irrespective of jurisdiction whenever a complaint related to cognisable offence is received in the police station," the police statement said.

The victim, who was on her way home after a medical check-up at Gachibowli in Hyderabad on Wednesday night, was abducted, raped and killed by four lorry workers at Chatanpally near Shadnagar, around 60 km from Hyderabad, police said. The accused set her body ablaze after killing her.

The victim's family told NCW that the police wasted precious time which could have been utilized to save the life of the girl.

Sharma also slammed Telangana Home Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali's remarks aimed at the victim, saying such politicians do not deserve such positions and need to be sensitised about such a delicate matter. Ali had stoked a controversy by inquiring why the victim had chosen to call her sister and not the police.