Suspected rape-murder case sparks India protests

Clay Curtis
December 3, 2019

Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu said the incident that took place in Hyderabad was a total disgrace to all the principles of humanity.

Members cutting across party lines condemned the recent spurt in crime against women and demanded stringent laws that punishes the guilty within a fixed time-frame. "The accused must be given the most stringent punishment for their crime", he said.

Condemning the brutal gangrape and murder of a 26-year-old veterinarian in Hyderabad that has sent shockwaves across the nation, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said in Lok Sabha that there "cannot be a bigger inhuman act" than the heinous crime and the government was ready to bring the strictest law over brutality against women if there is consensus in the House.

Ms Jaya Bachchan of Samajwadi Party demanded action against the security officer posted in the area where the incident happened. "I know it sounds harsh, but these kind of people should be brought out in public and lynched", she said in parliament.

He said that he also shares the sentiments of the house that the accused should be given exemplary punishment.

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Mohammad Ali Khan of the Congress wanted timelines be set for trial of accused in fast track courts and the accused not be given an religious colour. Cyberabad Police have arrested the accused.

DMK's P. Wilson said courts should be empowered to surgically and chemically castrate convicted rapists before they are released from jails so as to check repeat offenders. "The Chief Minister also made a decision to set up a fast track court to deal with the case", according to an official release issued from the office of the Telangana CM.

Thousands of protesters gathered outside a police station in Hyderabad on Saturday, demanding the suspects face severe punishment.

Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Manoj Kumar Jha said deterrence in such cases was not enough.

Last week multiple rapes and murders were reported, including the gang-rape and murder of a lawyer in Jharkhand and the rape and murder of a six-year-old child in Rajasthan.

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