Vet rape-murder case: SIT formed to probe encounter

The Telangana government has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the killing of four accused in the rape and murder of a woman veterinarian in 'retaliatory' firing by police last week. A Government Order was issued in this regard on Sunday.

'The cause and circumstances leading to the death of the four persons should be ascertained with reasons and establish truth and in view of the fact that the case requires sustained and focused investigation, a SIT is constituted to investigate the case,' the Order said.

The eight-member SIT led by Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M Bhagwat, should immediately take over investigation in the case registered over the 'exchange of fire' and all other related cases registered in the state as per Supreme Court guidelines, it said. The SIT should complete the investigation and submit the report before a competent court of law, it said.