Fast track court established to hear the case of violation of the veterinarian of Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: The Telangana government issued orders Wednesday to establish a fast-track court to judge the four men accused of the rape in a group and the murder of a veterinarian near here last month.

The government appointed the Court of the First Additional District and the Judge of Sessions in the Mahabubnagar district as a special court for a quick trial of the case.

Prime Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced on Sunday the creation of a fast-track court for an expedited trial of the case.

The charred body of the 25-year-old veterinarian was found under a sewer near here on November 28 in the morning, one day after his disappearance.

The four men, all truck workers, aged 20-24, were arrested on November 29 for allegedly raping and killing the woman by suffocating her and then burning her body.

They are in judicial custody and housed in high security cells in the central prison of Cherlapally here.

The incident caused public outrage throughout the country with protests demanding the death penalty for the four.

(The identity of the victim to protect their privacy has not been disclosed according to the directives of the Supreme Court on cases related to sexual assault)