Indian police shoot dead four men suspected of raping vet

Published : 09:12, Dec 06, 2019 | Updated : 09:23, Dec 06, 2019

Women display a banner and placards as they attend a protest march against the alleged rape and murder of a 27-year-old woman, in Kolkata, India, December 4, 2019. REUTERSIndian police shot dead four men on Friday who were suspected of raping and killing a vet in the southern city of Hyderabad last week, a local police official told Reuters.

The men had been in police custody.

The men were shot at around 3:30 a.m. (2200 GMT Thursday) near the scene of the crime, the official said.

Earlier, BBC Telugu quoted police as saying the men were shot after they tried to attack officers at the scene of the crime, where they had been taken.