No Sympathy, Only Justice: People Close Society Gates To Politicians Trying To Meet Hyderabad Rape-Victim’s Family

No Sympathy, Only  Justice: People Close Society Gates To Politicians Trying To Meet Hyderabad Rape-Victim’s FamilyA protest march against rape (Representative image) (Bachchan Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Tension prevailed near the residence of victim of gang-rape and murder at Shamshabad area of Hyderabad on Sunday (1 December) as local residents locked the gated community to prevent politicians, police and media from entering the place.

'No sympathy only action and justice' read a board hung at the gate of Nakshatra Villa, a gated community at Shamshabad on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

'No entrance, no politicians' and 'No media, no police, no outsiders' were written on other boards as the residents locked the gate from inside.

The protesters sat on the road raising slogans demanding justice for the 25-year-old woman veterinarian, who was gang-raped and murdered by four truck drivers and cleaners near Outer Ring Road at Shamshabad on the night of 27 November.

The protesters even forced the policemen and outsiders present in the gated community to leave. The residents were checking the identity of the visitors before allowing them in.

Leaders of some political parties and activists, who wanted to call on the family of the victim, had to go back without meeting the family due to the protest.

The protesters demanded that Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao respond immediately to do justice to the victim's family.

They said that the family needs no sympathy from politicians and others.

Ministers, leaders of political parties, officials, women's groups and others visited the victim's house since Friday.

Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan and Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy were among key leaders who visited the victim's house on Saturday.

Cyberabad police on Friday arrested all four accused. The next day, they were sent to judicial custody by a magistrate, who had to be brought to police station in Shadnagar town as people demanding death for the accused had gathered outside the police station building.

A veterinary doctor was killed and burnt alive on Hyderabad-Bengaluru National Highway 44 in the wee hours of Thursday (28 November) morning. Her charred body was found in the limits of Shadnagar police station. She was working as an assistant veterinary doctor in a hospital at Nawabpet near Kollur and residing in Shamshabad.

(With inputs from IANS)