VC Sajjanar, the police officer who played a key role in the killing of all the four accused of raping and killing a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad, is a 1996-batch IPS officer. And this is the second time that he executed an encounter of accused of crime against women.
The first encounter by VC Sajjanar
It was in 2008, when VC Sajjanar first came in news for an encounter of three accused of murdering a woman in an acid attack in Warangal. VC Sajjanar as Superintendent of Police in Warangal directed a team of investigators to take the accused – Srinivas Rao, P Hari Krishna and B Sanjay – to crime scene for recreation of the crime. But the accused tried to snatch the guns from the policemen, who had to open fire in self-defense. It resulted in killing of the accused and it happened in the small hours. This incident made Sajjanar a hero and a household name in Warangal.
The second encounter by VC Sajjanar
VC Sajjanar was investing the gory rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad. In the small hours of 6th December 2019, he sent his team to recreate the crime scene with the accused – Mohammed Areef, Shiva, Naveen and Chennakesavulu – who tried to flee in the dark but shot dead by the police in self-defense.
The Hyderabad killing was hailed across the country as a heroic deed and justice delivered at the same place where the victim was raped, killed and burnt. Bot his encounters are similar and he game similar reasons for killing the accused.