Indian police shot dead all four suspects of the brutal rape and murder of a young Hyderabad woman last week. The victim's family and those who have been following the developments of the high-profile crime praised the police for killing the suspects.

The incident was confirmed by Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar, according to NDTV. “The accused were killed in a Police encounter at Chatanpally, Shadnagar today in the wee hours, between 3 am and 6 am. I have reached the spot and further details will be revealed,” VC Sajjanar said.

The four suspects were already in police custody but have not yet been formally charged with the crime, according to Yahoo News. They were taken to the crime scene early Friday to reconstruct how the rape and murder happened.

However, the suspects tried to steal the officers’ firearms and escape, forcing police to open fire. Two officers were injured in the struggle.

The case started when a passerby noticed the burned body of a 27-year-old woman, who went missing the previous night, in an underpass near Hyderabad. The case got the nation’s attention and sparked protests across India.

The 27-year-old veterinarian, who can’t be named under Indian law, earlier called her sister informing her that her scooter had a flat tire. She added that she was offered help by a lorry driver to fix the problem.

Indian media reported that she was dragged behind some trucks before she was raped and later killed by asphyxiation. Her dead body was later set on fire at Hyderabad’s outskirts. The suspects’ names have not been revealed but all four are said to be between 20 and 28-years-old.

Members of the victim’s family welcomed the news. “It has been 10 days to the day my daughter died,” the veterinarian’s father said. “I express my gratitude towards the police & govt for this. My daughter’s soul must be at peace now.”

“I can't put it into words,” the victim’s mother also expressed satisfaction on the turn of events. “I felt happiness but also grief because my daughter will never come home.”

“I was expecting court trials and the court to deliver justice,” the victim’s sister also hoped that what happened will serve as a warning. “This will not bring my sister back, but it is a great relief. Because of the police action, people will think twice before they do something like this again.”

Meanwhile, around 300 gathered at the scene of the crime to offer praise to the police personnel who killed the suspects. Some even hugged the officers and showered them with flowers.