The Telangana government on Wednesday set up a special court to hear the case on the rape and murder of a 27-year-old veterinarian in Hyderabad.
The government has designated the court of I Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mahabubnagar, as a “special court for speedy trial” of the case.
Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao had announced on Sunday that the government decided to set up a fast track court to deal with the case. He had also directed officials concerned to take measures in this regard.
Protests have erupted in several states over the case with protestors demanding death penalty for the four accused. The four men were arrested on November 29 and are under judicial custody.
The charred body of the 27-year-old woman was found under a bridge in Hyderabad on November 28. The police later found that the accused plotted to lure her after puncturing the tire of her bike. When the woman was left stranded with a flat tire, the accused raped and killed her and set her body on fire.
The case had also rocked the Parliament on Monday with lawmakers demanding stringent punishment, castration and lynching for rapists. Samajwadi Party’s Jaya Bachchan called for lynching of rapists while DMK’s P. Wilson said courts should be empowered to surgically and chemically castrate convicted rapists before they are released from jails.
(With inputs from Nikhila Henry)