It is time to consider why society celebrates the death of the accused: Ujjwal Nikam on the Telangana meeting
AURANGABAD: Lead lawyer Ujjawal Nikam said Friday that it is time to consider why society celebrates the death of the four defendants in the brutal case of group rape and murder of a veterinarian.
Speaking to ANI, Nikam said: As a law student, I must say that this is the most opportune time to consider why society celebrates today ... happiness for its death. People want justice done immediately to a person who has committed the crime.
However, the lead lawyer also asked to consider whether the police were justified in opening the fire.
At the same time, we have to consider that if the police were justified by opening the fire against four defendants when they were only trying to flee the scene of the incident ... if the claim of the police personnel was that the defendant tried to snatch their weapons and if that would be the ground to open the fire, he said.
Nikam said he was aware of the fact that self-defense is a good defense to kill the other person, but warned that self-defense also has certain limitations.
Now, the judicial investigation will discover the truth about whether the police were justified to open the fire or not. At the same time, with the Hyderabad incident, we would all like to have an introspection of ourselves about how the criminal justice system can be further improved, he said.
In detailing the sequence of events that led to the four defendants in the brutal case of group rape and murder of a veterinary woman, Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar said the defendants were killed in an action of retaliation by the police after they began attacking the police with stones, sticks and other materials, while they also snatched the weapons of two policemen and opened fire on them.
Today, the police took the defendant to the scene of the crime as part of the investigation. The four defendants gathered and began attacking the police with stones, sticks and other materials and also took the weapons from two of our officers and began firing, Sajjanar said at a press conference.
According to the Police Commissioner (CP), the police officers maintained moderation and asked them to surrender, but the defendant continued firing at the police, after which the police fired in retaliation killing the defendant.