The Telangana government has issued an order designating the first additional district and sessions court of Mahbubnagar as the special court to try the case of the rape and murder of the vetenarian. Police were given custody of the accused for 7 days in order to complete their investigation.
Tight security arrangements were made and no journalists were allowed to enter the court. The bar associations of Shadnagar and Mehbubnagar said that none of their members would represent the accused. All the four accused were taken into police custody. Meanwhile the Delhi High Court sought response from the Centre on a petition seeking action against certain media houses for disclosure of the name of the rape victim which was an offence as per law. The case had been posted to December 16 to get the response of the Press Council of India and the News Broadcasting Standards Authority of India.