Priyanka Reddy Murder: Protests Continue All Over
The shock over the brutal rape and murder of the veterinary doctor continues to spawn and fan protests in the two Telugu States and the rest of the country.
Hyderabad | 1st December 2019
The shock over the brutal rape and murder of veterinary doctor Priyanka Reddy near Shamshabad continues to spawn and fan protests in different parts of the two Telugu States and the country.
Protest programs demanding stringent punishment to the perpetrators of the crime and justice for the victim seem ubiquitous, especially online.
Different sections of people from all corners and professions, including celebrities, are expressing their anger and grief over Reddy's death on the social media, demanding harsh punishment for the criminals.
Mahesh Babu made a personal appeal to the Central and State governments to implement strict laws and capital punishment to those involved in heinous crimes like this.
He tweeted, "Day after day, month after month, year after year... NOTHING is changing. We are failing, as a society! Sending my personal appeal to the state & central governments. @KTRTRS @PMOIndia we need stricter laws, capital punishment for heinous crimes like these... (sic)"
Mahesh Babu also offered condolences to the family members of the victim. He tweeted, "My heartfelt condolences to the families of the girl. Your pain is irreversible! Let's come together to give justice to all the women and young girls of our country... Let's make India safe!! (sic)"
Minister K T Rama Rao tweeted for a change in the law: "Hon'ble PM @narendramodi Ji, 7 years after Nirbhaya's ghastly rape & murder; the convicts are still not hung! A 9-month child is raped recently, lower court ordered capital punishment; HC revised it to life imprisonment! A young veterinarian is barbarically murdered in Hyd and the perpetrators have been nabbed. But I wonder how we can offer solace to the grieving family seeking justice for #PriyankaReddy. Justice delayed is justice denied sir. As the parliament is in session, I urge you to take up the issue for a day-long discussion on priority. Amend the Indian Penal Code (IPC) & Code of Criminal Procedure (CRPC) so anyone who commits such a heinous act of violence on our women & children are given capital punishment without delay & NO option for review. Time has come to amend archaic portions of our Acts & Laws Sir. Amend the Indian Penal Code (IPC) & Code of Criminal Procedure (CRPC) so anyone who commits such a heinous act of violence on our women & children are given capital punishment without delay & NO option for review. Time has come to amend archaic portions of our Acts & Laws Sir. (sic)"
Many other people from different walks of life, including journalists, cricketers and actors, also condemned the crime and demanded deterrent punishment to the accused.
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