Hyderabad: For the fifth consecutive day, protests continued in the city over the rape and murder of the veterinary assistant surgeon at Shadnagar last Wednesday.
Scores of students belonging to various colleges led by ABVP took out a rally at Indira Park on Monday morning. The students holding placards condemned the incident and demanded stringent action against the suspects in the case. The police who were caught unaware of the flash protest immediately barricaded the road leading to Tank Bund.
Another rally was taken out at Rajendranagar by students of the Veterinary University. The students staged a sit-in and road blockade for a few minutes. At the Telangana High Court, several advocates staged a protest at Gate No 4 and demanded action against the perpetrators of the crime. The advocates applauded the decision of the Mahbubnagar Bar Association against representing the four suspects in the case.
A candlelight march was organised at Osmania University by the BJP Mahila Morcha in the evening. Around 100 women participated in the march from Seagull Hotel to NCC Gate. Similarly, CITU auto transport workers federation took out a rally from Shahalibanda to Charminar in the old city. Around 200 auto-rickshaw drivers participated.
Meanwhile several organisations staged a dharna in front of the Shadnagar court demanding setting up a fast-track court and stringent punishment for the suspects in the case.