While the sexual assault and the killing of the woman in November sparked outrage across the country as it reminded citizens of the gory Nirbhaya incident in New Delhi in 2012, the police action against them earned both plaudits and brickbats for the men in khaki.
The bodies of the four accused are preserved in the state-run Gandhi Hospital here as per earlier orders of the High Court, after some PILs were filed alleging extra-judicial killing of the men and claiming it was a fake encounter among others.
Far from the bustle of the city, this non-descript village with paddy and tomato fields came to life when the Telangana Police killed all four convicts in an 'encounter'.
A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar issued notices to the Centre, the governments of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi, as well as some media houses and social networking platforms on the petition.
It all happened to her when the vet was returning to her residence and around 8:00 at night she noticed that she had a flat tyre. To inform her sister about the situation she made a phone call from the toll plaza, where she parked her scooter. This is when the convicts came to her with their criminal intentions and forced her to take their help.
The Cyberabad police, probing the case, also said some print and electronic media also telecast and published documents related to the probe on news channels, papers and social media, which hampered the investigation.
As soon as proceedings began, Congress members displayed posters and raised the Hyderabad rape case. They were also joined by members from the DMK and BSP, among others.
The residents locked the main gate of the colony at Shamshabad on the outskirts of the city and held aloft placards that read 'No Media, No Police, No Outsiders, - No sympathy, only action, justice.'