Indian police shoot dead four men suspected of raping vet

People light candles during a vigil as they attend a protest against the alleged rape and murder of a 27-year-old woman, in Kolkata, December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

BENGALURU (Reuters) – Indian police shot dead four men on Friday who were suspected of raping and killing a vet in the 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.

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