Disha Case: Cops give evidence to NHRC

Right from the information related to the missing of the Shadnagar rape-murder victim from the toll plaza on November 27 to the killing of the four suspects, all the details were shared with the NHRC

By Author  |  Published: 10th Dec 2019  11:48 pmUpdated: 11th Dec 2019  1:01 am
Disha Case
National Human Rights Commission team inspecting the encounter site of the Disha case accused in Shadnagar. (file photo)

Hyderabad: The Cyberabad police on Tuesday submitted scientific evidence, along with footage collected from surveillance cameras at the Tondupally toll plaza, to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) team that has been in the city since Saturday to probe the killing of the four rape suspects in an exchange of fire at Chatanpally village in NH-44 on Friday.

Right from the information related to the missing of the Shadnagar rape-murder victim from the toll plaza on November 27 to the killing of the four suspects, all the details were shared with the NHRC.

The NHRC team is believed to have asked the police as to how they opened fire on all the four suspects when only two of them snatched weapons from them, to which the police reportedly replied that they opened fire in self-defence in the dark and later, they found the four bodies.

Barring the DNA report of the suspects, the police have shared the information, along with eyewitness statements and footage containing visuals of two suspects who purchased petrol from the Kothur petrol pump, sources said.

A crucial visual, in which the suspects are seen going towards Shadnagar in their lorry from the Tondupally toll plaza, was also shared with the NHRC. The information about the victim’s hair and bloodstains that were found in the lorry’s cabin was also shared.

On completing interaction with the investigating officers, the team wrapped up its schedule on Tuesday evening. The seven-member NHRC team, headed by Uttar Pradesh IPS officer Manzil Saini, had already gathered information from the victim’s family and Gandhi Hospital forensic doctors who conducted an autopsy on the four bodies.

The team also interacted with the family members of the four suspects apart from recording the statement of the two injured police personnel —P Venkateswarlu and Avinash Goud — at Care Hospital in Raidurgam.

Sajjanar off to Delhi

Hyderabad: Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar is in Delhi as the Supreme Court has agreed to list on Wednesday a petition seeking an investigation into the killing of the four suspects in the Disha case.

SIT likely to submit report to court in 10 days

Hyderabad: The Special Investigation Team, constituted by the State government to probe the Shadnagar encounter, is likely to submit its report before the court within 10 days.

Eight police officials, including Rachakonda Commissioner Mahesh M Bhagwat, are part of the SIT formed three days ago. It on Monday prepared a detailed action plan. The work was divided among different officials, with the teams beginning their work from Tuesday morning.

The personnel collected the First Information Reports (FIR) of the cases registered with regard to the rape-murder and the encounter at Shadnagar. After examining them, the police will visit the scene of the encounter and later inquire with the policemen who said they had opened fire in self-defence after being allegedly attacked by the four suspects. The suspects reportedly snatched away two .9mm pistols from the police team.

The team will also collect footage from the CCTV installed on the Shadnagar road to ascertain the timings and the movement of the police vehicles to corroborate the time of the incident. The SIT will interact with forensic doctors and revenue officials to know more facts post the encounter at Chatanpally.

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