In the gruesome rape and murder case of woman veterinary doctor in Hyderabad, a district bar association in Telangana has decided not to represent the four accused in the case, reports Hindustan Times.
As per reports, Mattapally Srinivas, president of the Ranga Reddy Bar Association, said they had taken the decision as “a moral and social responsibility against the heinous crime committed by the accused.”
“We have decided not to offer any legal services to the accused. In such cases, the court may direct the District Legal Services Authority to appoint a lawyer for them.When the Authority directs any advocate to represent the accused we cannot refuse it”, he said as per reports.
The four men, all lorry workers, were booked under Sections 376D (gangrape), 302 (murder),201 (destroying evidence) of the Indian Penal Code.
Srinivas said the Association also demanded that the government establish a separate special court to expedite the trial of the case for instant justice.
The veterinarian was gang raped and murdered Wednesday (27 November) night near Outer Ring Road at Shamshabad on the city outskirts. Her charred body was found under a culvert near Shadnagar town, about 25 km from Shamshabad.
The four were arrested on 29 November.
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