Parliament expresses outrage over Hyderabad gang rape and murder case

Cheryl Sanders
December 3, 2019

As the outrage over the Hyderabad rape-murder case continues to grow in the country, with common people and politicians seeking death for the accused, eminent filmmaker Aparna Sen wondered if hanging the perpetrators would lead to a substantial fall in number of such crimes. "A similar incident happened in Hyderabad a day before the vet was raped", she said. They should be shamed, people who have not done their jobs properly.

"People now want the government to give a proper and definite answer. These type of people should be brought out in public and lynched", she said.

Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan on Monday said that lynching was perhaps the only way to put an end to ghastly crimes against women.

The Defence Minister, who is also the Deputy Leader of the House, said, "Entire country is hurt".

"This should be on an emergency basis", Yajnik said in the Upper House.

"To eradicate such acts, there is a need that we take a stand together against such crimes", Azad said.

Jaya's statement was supported by AIADMK MP Vijila Sathyanath, who even broke down during her speech in the Parliament. "Justice delayed is justice denied", she said.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy also assured the Lok Sabha that the government is ready to amend the Indian Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure to ensure justice in the Hyderabad case.

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.

Last week's incident was also discussed in Parliament.

"I have given permission for discussion on this after Question Hour", Speaker Om Birla said.

A gang of four men deflated a tyre on her scooter and lured her to a truck yard with the promise of fixing it. Police say that the men then raped and murdered her before setting the body on fire under an isolated bridge. "The accused must be given the most stringent punishment for their crime", Singh said.

The latest incident sparked universal condemnation from across the political spectrum, with protests were held across India after the victim's charred remains were found following her disappearance last week.

Meanwhile, the accused have been sent to 14-day judicial custody on Saturday.

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