Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday ordered setting up of a fast-track court for expeditious trial in the case of rape and murder of a woman veterinarian near Hyderabad and assured all necessary help to her family. In his first public statement since the incident, Rao also described the rape and murder of the 25-year old woman by four men as ‘ghastly’ and expressed his deep anguish.
He directed the officials to initiate the process for setting up a fast-track court and ensure that the culprits get tough punishment, a statement from his office said. The government was ready to extend all necessary help to the family of the woman veterinarian, whose killing has triggered an outrage, the statement added.
The veterinarian, whose charred body was found on the outskirts of Hyderabad, was raped before being killed by the four accused, all lorry workers, on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Thursday night. They were arrested on Friday. Protests were held in Hyderabad and other places in Telangana against the incident, with the concerned citizens demanding that the accused be handed out a stringent punishment.

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