An encounter that left a nation divided

NEW DELHI: On Friday he remained heavily divided on the meeting of the accused in the case of rape and murder of Hyderabad. Several hashtags around the meeting dominated the speech online, with #Encounter (222K) and #Hyderabadpolice (141K) as the main trends. The appreciation and criticism of the Hyderabad police went beyond the political lines.



Mayawati: The action taken by the Hyderabad police is commendable. In UP, this happens every day, not only in one district but in all districts. Be it girls or older women, nobody is saved. There is raj jungle in UP.

Akhilesh Yadav: After all, those fleeing the law could not have fled from justice. It is good for someone to obtain justice from this, but the real happiness will be when a preventive security system and a social protection environment are created so effective that such heinous crimes should never happen to any sister or daughter.

Jaya Bachchan : “Der aaye, durust aaye (better late than never).


Saina Nehwal : Great job #hyderabadpolice. We greet you.

PV Sindhu: Justice has been served! May his soul rest in peace.

Vivek Anand Oberoi: The same place, the same time frame, predators became the prey! Now that is true poetic justice! Maybe now all those monsters finally feel scared and think hundreds of times before even thinking of raping and killing girls!



Yogendra Yadav: No matter how serious the crime is, once we accept the encounter as a solution, we renounce the hope of the rule of law. Today are these criminals. Tomorrow, it can be you or me.

Milind Deora : Rape victims and their families deserve justice. Governments must do everything in their power to avoid atrocities against women. The courts must administer justice quickly. India is not and should not become a mobocracy. Our constitution guarantees all Indians the right to a fair trial.

Sitaram Yechury: How we must ensure the life and dignity of each of our citizens must be what civilized societies are about. Justice can never be retribution. Why is the strict law on women's safety applied after the Delhi 2012 crime was not properly implemented?

Amit Malviya: The meeting of four rapists by the Telangana police may be an act of self-defense, but the jubilation that surrounds it suggests the collapse of our collective faith in the criminal justice system, as well as the policy of the net that normalize the violations by offering sewing machines and cash to rapists.


Gutta Jwala: Will this stop future rapists? And an important question. Will all rapists be treated in the same way ... regardless of their social position?

Vishal Dadlani : We live in an era where the absolute failure of the justice system is hailed as justice. For you to know, police officers who kill people without a trial may also arrive at your door one day.


Rajeev Chandrasekhar: It is difficult for me to justify the killings of encounters, but it is difficult to ignore the rage accumulated against the legal system. Victims - especially poor, women and children are being disappointed by the police and the judicial system - held for capacity and capacity.

Shashi Tharoor: ... We need to know more, for example, if the criminals were armed, the police could have been justified to open fire preventively. Until details arise, we should not rush to condemn. But extrajudicial killings are unacceptable in a society of laws.

Arvind Kejriwal : There is satisfaction and happiness among people over the Hyderabad incident. It is worrying that the trust of people in the law and order of the country is broken. We all have to strengthen our system of law and order so that people begin to believe in it and all the victims.

can get justice soon


Babul Supriyo: The #HumanRights are for human beings, not for cannibals like the 4 dead in the encounter. Thanks hydcitypolice #justicedelivered.

CLARIFICATION: This is not a tweet written by me. My team did (Avinash Pandey) and was fired immediately. I strongly condemn this.

Abhishek Singhvi: (Tweet deleted later) Sometimes, despite all the debates and logic of #HumanRights, we will understand the mood and feelings of the people of the nation and support them. After all, democracy is about El Pueblo #Encuentro.

LATER : In the world's largest democracy, there is nothing we cannot achieve through the law. Nirbhaya's case has had some delay, but it has crossed all judicial hierarchies quite quickly and is likely to be implemented shortly. The cases of Hyderabad and Unnao are unlikely to see a long delay. So there is no need to despair.

Source: NCRB



A crime so horrible that it shook the whole country, not just Delhi, where it took place. The group rape of December 2012 and the eventual death of a young woman on a moving bus at night changed the rape laws. As the laws became stricter, fast-track courts were established to hear cases of rape.

After the arrest of six men, one of them a minor, accused the five adults accused of murder, rape, attempted murder, kidnapping, unnatural crimes and dacoity. Later, Ram Singh, one of the defendants, died in jail, apparently from suicide. In 2013, a fast-track court found the men guilty and granted them the death penalty. This was confirmed by the superior court of Delhi the same year. When the men appealed to the Supreme Court, he suspended his execution in 2014.

Two years later, the court heard their appeals and dismissed them a year later. In 2018, the trial court dismissed the review requests of three convicts, the fourth, Akshay, who refused to file a petition for review. The four have not been executed because any court that issues the black order to carry out the execution has to wait for a decision on a declaration of clemency presented by Vinay Kumar Sharma to the President of India. Nirbhaya's parents recently transferred to the trial court seeking to accelerate the death penalty. They told the court that none of the four guilty men had a petition for clemency or healing pending before the Supreme Court.


The television journalist Soumya Vishwanathan was shot dead on September 30, 2008, when he was driving home from work late at night. Police accused three men of the crime, who were subsequently convicted of the murder of IT professional Jigisha Ghosh in Delhi in 2009. The trial is currently pending before a judge sitting in the Saket district court.

Earlier this year, the Delhi High Court ordered the court to expedite the trial and ordered it to hear the case at least twice a week. But with the trial going on, the superior court allowed Ravi Kapoor's probation, although the Supreme Court suspended him in July.


Information technology professional Jigisha Ghosh worked in Noida. She was kidnapped and killed on March 18, 2009, shortly after she dropped her in her office at 4 in the morning near her home in Vasant Vihar, in southern Delhi. His body was recovered three days after a place near Surajkund in Haryana. The defendant had taken her gold ornaments, two mobile phones and her debit and credit cards.

Three men were arrested and a trial court granted the death of two of them, Ravi Kapoor and Amit Shukla, in 2016, while sentencing Baljeet Malik to life imprisonment. However, a year later, Ghosh's family and prosecution suffered a setback when the Delhi High Court commuted the death penalty for a life sentence to Kapoor and Shukla while confirming Malik's life sentence. Even while the case awaits the final decision of the Supreme Court, the Delhi government earlier this year opposed Kapoor's probation, calling it a hardened criminal who also faces a trial in the case of Soumya Vishwanathan's murder case.