Hyderabad rape case: Akshay Kumar says 'we are losing it as a society'; VVS Laxman, Yogeshwar Dutt urge for stringent action
The Telangana incident sparked a national outrage.
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The investigation showed that the young woman was raped before being killed, and the local police have arrested four people. Meanwhile, State Home Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali's statement caused further uproar when he blamed the victim for not calling the police (call '100') immediately.
Within hours, Twitter's top trending topics were taken over by the incident and victim's name and her face. #RIPHumanity and #HangRapists were also few of the top trending hashtags across the country. Several celebrities and sports personalities also came out in support of the young victim.
Actor Akshay Kumar cited three rape incidents in Hyderabad, Tamil Nadu and Jharkhand, and said that 'we seem to be losing it as a society'. Remembering about the gut-wrenching Nirbhaya case that happened seven years ago, he said that our moral fabric continues to be in pieces. "We need stricter laws. This needs to STOP," he concluded his tweet.
Whether it is #PriyankaReddy in Hyderabad, #Roja in Tamil Nadu or the law student gangraped in Ranchi,we seem to be… https://t.co/rxmc94GNxD— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) 1575032797000
Sickened to read about the incident, actor-and-entrepreneur Abhishek Bachchan posed a question, 'when will this stop?'. He further stressed for concrete solution to this problem. "We can’t and we mustn’t go on like this. Something has to be done. And fast," he added.
When will this stop??? Sickened to read about #DrPriyankaReddy Prayers with her family and near & dear ones. We ca… https://t.co/n2Eka3N0bA— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) 1575052860000
Farhan Akhtar posted two tweets to emphasise that the minors involved in this crime should face real consequences because they were 'old enough to knowingly commit a crime this brutal'.
And what is going to be done about the minor allegedly involved if found guilty..? For what it’s worth, I feel tha… https://t.co/yc2fzMYbWc— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) 1575038543000
Actor Richa Chadha said that the perpetrators treated the victim like a thing, and not as a human being. She also said that the victim's only crime was trusting those men.
Her only crime was she trusted these men who promised to fix her scooty.Perpetrators are given the harshest punishm… https://t.co/PkWtAFvT74— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) 1575041350000
Calling it a shameful act and heinous crime, cricketer Harbhajan Singh demanded for a strict policy against such criminals, while VVS Laxman urged the government to take stringent action against the guilty.
Shame on all of us we keep letting these things happens again nd again butnothing change.y can’t we make strict pol… https://t.co/LPc0P0OrOb— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) 1575032639000
How can someone commit such a barbaric and heinous crime. Speechless and shocked to know about the incident. Deep c… https://t.co/K8c2cUuCgF— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) 1575077198000
Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, too, took to Twitter and expressed shock and disgust over the ghastly rape and murder. 'Its time we all hang our heads in shame', wrote the 37-year-old.
This is an extremely painful news, shocked & disgusted on this barbric and ghastly rape & murder. Its time we all h… https://t.co/fwr3a2W0ZM— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) 1575036289000
Indian educator and mathematician, Anand Kumar, sent out a tweet writing, 'humanity is in danger'. He also called for severe punishment for the criminals.
Horrific incident in #Hyderabad. Humanity in danger. Criminals should get severest punishment. #priyanakareddy— Anand Kumar (@teacheranand) 1575048391000
Olympic medallist and freestyle wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt urged Telangana CM to punish the guilty.
I can't imagine the pain this girl Priyanka Reddy has to go through because some people just insulted the humanity.… https://t.co/ssffEX8Zxw— Yogeshwar Dutt (@DuttYogi) 1575029029000
Indian film actor Vijay Deverakonda, known for his work in Telegu films, posted an Instagram story condemning the incident. 'We need to take responsibility of boys/men in our homes', he wrote.
Indian playback singer, Chinmayi Sripada, posted several tweets on the incident and even shared messages from various girls sharing their stories of sexual abuse.
The outcome of Priyanka Reddy burned in Hyderabad yesterday. Girls are asked to stay home. Girls need to stop clas… https://t.co/ZaaBjtemj9— Chinmayi Sripaada (@Chinmayi) 1575001252000
Outpouring of girls sharing stories of being raped / molested by relatives since yesterday. Even if I constantly r… https://t.co/EOGDDsEBr6— Chinmayi Sripaada (@Chinmayi) 1575090753000