Indian police have shot dead four men suspected of raping and killing a young female vet in Hyderabad last week.
The men were in police detention and were taken back to the scene of the crime in the early hours of Friday.
The suspects were shot when they tried to steal the officers’ guns and escape, police told BBC Telugu.
However, human rights organisations including Amnesty International have called for investigations to determine if these were extrajudicial killings.
“Extrajudicial killings are not a solution to preventing rape,” said Avinash Kumar, executive director of Amnesty International India.
The 27-year-old rape victim’s charred remains were discovered last Thursday – leading to outrage and protests over alleged police inaction.
After news of the killings broke, the victim’s mother told the BBC, “justice has been done”, while neighbours celebrated with firecrackers, and thousands of people took to the streets to hail the police.