'Death Penalty, Lynching, Castration': Rajya Sabha MPs React to Hyderabad Rape-Murder

Elias Hubbard
December 3, 2019

The brutal rape and murder of the 26-year-old veterinarian in Hyderabd have shaken the nation and everyone is brimming with opinion over the heinous crime.

She also questioned the government on what they were doing to tackle the rising crime against women. "The people want the government to give a proper and definite answer", she said.

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad also brought up the matter in the Upper House and said that such problems can not be solved by merely making laws. In Lok Sabha, condemning the crime, Apna Dal's Anupriya Patel said the incident had brought shame to India. Police said the men had offered to help her fix the punctured tyres of her vehicle. They should be shamed, people who have not done their jobs properly.

"I know it sounds harsh, but these kind of people should be brought out in public and lynched", Jaya Bachchan said in parliament. "We all are witness.appeal, mercy (petition).can anybody think of having mercy on such people?", Naidu said, summing up the mood of the House.

Congress' Amee Yajnik requested the judiciary, legislative, executive and other systems to come together to see that a social reformation takes place in the country. As soon as the House met for the day, the Speaker said he would allow members to raise the "serious issue" during zero hour.

Jaya's statement was supported by AIADMK MP Vijila Sathyanath, who even broke down during her speech in the Parliament.

"We can have a full discussion in the House and all suggestions given by everyone present here will be taken and a law can be formed if needed", Singh said. "Justice delayed is justice denied", she said.

The cost of such procedure should be recovered from the accused by selling his assets, he said, adding list of sexual offenders should also be made public.

The woman had left home on her bike at about 18:00 local time (12:30 GMT) on Wednesday to go to a doctor's appointment. He said laws and establishment of fast track courts will not make a differences till the time the death sentence is not executed. They then smothered her to death, drove the body some distance away and set her on fire around 2.30 am.

Three police officers have been suspended following allegations by the victim's family that they had not acted quickly enough when the victim was reported missing.

Four men, all lorry workers, aged between 20 and 24, were arrested on November 29 on charges of raping and killing the woman and had been sent to judicial custody for 14 days on Saturday.

Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao directed officials on Sunday to ensure that the accused are tried in a fast track court after the Hyderabad vet's rape and murder led to massive protests in Telangana and an outpouring of rage across the country.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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