In what can be called as a twist in the plot, the families of the four accused in Disha’s rape and murder approached the Supreme Court seeking a compensation of Rs 50 lakh each. Accusing the encounter to be a planned one, the families also demanded a CBI probe into their death. In the petition filed, the kin of the four accused sought an explanation from the police department and the role of the Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar in the encounter which took place in the wee hours of December 6. Though the family members empathised with Disha’s family for a few days after the rape and murder, the consequences followed by the encounter changed the stand of the family members who started flaying the government and the police department. They took to various media channels to seek justice over the alleged encounter.
While Chintakunta Chennakeshavulu’s family members demanded a government a job and a compensation of Rs. 50 lakhs, the remaining three families joined them of late. This has drawn criticism from the netizens who took to social media to condemn the accused families’ move. On the other hand, staying the proceedings initiated by the Telangana High Court and the National Human Rights Commission, the Supreme Court on December 12 constituted an inquiry commission led by former apex court judge Justice (retd) V.S. Sirpurkar, retired Bombay High Court judge Rekha Baldota, and retired CBI Director D.R. Karthikeyan, to probe the encounter.