One person was killed on Wednesday after the car he was fleeing while being stopped at a police checkpost met with an accident in Sangareddy district of Telangana. The deceased was one of three persons wanted for raping a woman on Tuesday.
The Zaheerabad DSP has identified the deceased as Kanaganti Soma Chary (45) from Kazipet, while his accomplices have been identified as his brother Kanaganti Bhrama Chary (38) and one Bandi Pavan Kumar (29). All are history-sheeters.
In her complaint, the rape survivor had alleged that she was selling gutkha sachets in a bus with her son when two men, pretending to be policemen in civil clothes, searched her bag. The men forced the woman to get off the bus on the pretext that she was being arrested for illegal transport of gutkha, a banned product in the Telangana.
The woman, who is in her thirties, alleged she was then taken to an abandoned area by one of the accused and sexually assaulted. Based on her complaint, the police registered a case and began a probe into the incident. The cops later identified the suspects with the help of CCTV footage and traced them to Bidar.
Speaking to indianexpress.com, Superintendent of Police of Medak district, Chandana Deepti, who is in-charge of Sangareddy, said one of the accused was picked up from Bidar. “The two other accused met with an accident. One of them died on the spot,” she said.
It was during a vehicle checking operation at a junction on Wednesday morning that police came across the suspects’ vehicle. “Seeing the police, Bhrama and Soma sped away. Bhrama, who was behind the wheels, lost control of the vehicle at Mahabathpur village and Soma was killed on spot. This was around 9.30-10 am,” the SP said.
The SP said the investigation will continue and a chargesheet with be filed. The accused were also involved in other offences like murder and extortion in the past, she added. Police sources said the other two have been remanded in judicial custody.
Pavan Kumar was earlier accused in a murder case and Bhrama Chary had earlier served five years imprisonment in another case.
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