Hyderabad: As the whole nation is outraged over the veterinarian’s gang rape, the Cyberabad police have taken the four accused into 14-day remand. Citizens all over India are protesting, demanding justice for the victim. Many netizens are insisting on capital punishment for the four accused.

Even politicians and celebrities have expressed their outrage over the incident and shared their condolences with the veterinarian’s family. Telangana Minister for Industries and IT, KT Rama Rao, has gone a step ahead. He had asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the veterinarian’s rape and murder for a daylong discussion during the parliament’s winter session.

KTR, in a thread of tweets, explained why he thinks the Indian Penal Code should be amended, such that those convicted of similarly heinous crimes get capital punishment. He has echoed the thoughts of millions of people, KTR claims in his tweet. Notably, #HangTheRapists was trending on Twitter yesterday.

In one of his tweets, KT Rama Rao says, “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).”

Yesterday, hundreds of people gathered outside the Shadnagar Police Station, where the convicts were held. The mob had asked the police to hand the culprits over to them. People had turned out in significant numbers, such that the police found it impossible to bring out the convicts without the mob getting hold of them. It finally led to the judge coming down to the station instead of the other way around.

Aiswarya Sriram

Aiswarya Sriram is a budding multimedia journalist and is currently working for NewsMeter as a "Factcheck Freelancer". A graduate from Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) Bangalore, Aiswarya has earlier worked with The Logical Indian and has interned with Republic TV. Aiswarya, a Tamilian who was born and brought up in Mumbai, loves to do rural reporting. She has visited Byadgi Taluk of Karnataka, to write about the issues faced by chilli factory workers there, earlier in 2019. A craft enthusiast, Aiswarya also does quilling, painting and glass work. On her off-days, she loves to read crime-thrillers and watch anime. She primarily reports on civic issues, GHMC, human-interesting features, and fact-checking video stories.

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