KARIMNAGAR: Minister for Civil Supplies and Finance Etela Rajender said fast track court will conduct hearing into the Veenavanka gang-rape case and punish the accused within three months.
Speaking to media persons at R&B guest house here on Friday, he said as per Supreme Court’s new guidelines, Muddam Anjaiah and Muddam Rakesh, who were treated as minors initially, would be punished on par with Gotte Srinivas, another accused in the case.
As per new Juvenile Justice Act, accused above 16 years involved in heinous crimes are punishable on par with other accused who are majors, he said and added that Muddam Anjaiah manipulated certificates and according to medical reports, Muddam Rakesh is also a major. Both would be treated as majors, he added.
Stating that the incident has deeply hurt him, he promised all possible help to the victim on behalf of state government.
The minister assured that the state government would soon take a decision to strengthen SHE teams at district level in the state.
Meanwhile, the minister inaugurated a free coaching centre for police job aspirants at district police training centre.
Man Held for Raping, Killing four-yr-old
Karimnagar: Police on Friday nabbed Jakku Venkata Swamy for sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl before killing her at Damerakunta, at Maharashtra border. Swamy offered chocolates to the four-year-old Vinayasri on Feb 28 and lured her into his house while she was returning from school. He later sexually abused and killed her. Kataram police, who formed a special team to nab him, started the search operation four days ago and finally nabbed him at a remote village on Maharashtra border on Friday.