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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Law Minister Pratap Jena on Friday said the police took the right step over the alleged ‘encounter’ of the four accused in the Hyderabad gang-rape and murder case.
“The Hyderabad incident was a very sensitive issue. The four accused had done a heinous crime and were killed as they tried to escape from police custody. In my personal opinion, the accused deserved exemplary punishment,” the minister said here.
“I don’t know what the Human Rights Commission or other organizations will say, but stern action is being taken against the rapists in some countries where rape accused are shot dead and beheaded in full public view. Whatever happened in Hyderabad is a right step and the accused have been punished,” said the minister.
He also said that there is a need for stringent laws against rapists in the country as well.
“Instead of depending on court verdicts and lingering trial in such cases, there must be a legal provision for an expeditious trial to punish these accused,” he added.
Senior Congress leader Suresh Routray said therapists should be “killed in encounters”.

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