Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday ordered setting up of a fast track court for expeditious trial in the case of rape and murder of a woman veterinarian near Hyderabad and assured all necessary help to her family.
In his first public statement since the incident, Rao also described the rape and murder of the 26-year old woman by four men as 'ghastly' and expressed his deep anguish.
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He directed the officials to initiate the process for setting up a fast track court and ensure that the culprits get tough punishment, a statement from his office said in Hyderabad.
The government was ready to extend all necessary help to the family of the woman veterinarian, whose killing has triggered outrage, the statement added.
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The charred body of the woman, working as an assistant veterinarian at a state-run hospital, was found under a culvert in Shadnagar on Thursday morning a day after she went missing.
Till now, four accused have been arrested and three police officers have been suspended for negligence.
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The gruesome incident has sparked massive protests in Telangana, along with several other parts of the country, and has started a debate about the rising incidents of violence against women in the country.