Encounter' Killings: Why Does Telangana Celebrate Death and Call It Justice?

On 16 September 2021, the mutilated body of 30-year-old Pallakonda Raju was found on a railway track. He was wanted by Telangana police, with a bounty of Rs 10 lakh on his head, for the alleged rape and murder of a 6-year-old girl from Saidabad near Hyderabad. His death was celebrated in Telangana. There is history behind the state's cheering of 'instant justice' including encounter killings and suicides.

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