Hyderabad: The brutal gang rape of Hyderabad veterinary doctor Disha (name changed) draws parallels with the Delhi gang-rape incident. The crime has caught national attention.

Taking to Twitter, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said, “I’m shocked to hear about the brutal rape and murder of the doctor in Hyderabad. How anyone could subject another human being to such terrible, unprovoked violence is beyond imagination. My thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family at this time of immense grief.”


TDP Supremo Chandrababu Naidu also expressed his anguish on social media. He tweeted, “Anguished to learn about the gruesome murder of a 26-yr-old veterinarian in Shadnagar. My heartfelt condolence goes to her family. The perpetrators of this heinous crime must be brought to justice and given strictest punishment. They have no right to remain in civil society.”

He added, “Beyond stringent punishments and better surveillance, we must ensure that boys grow up respecting women are equals. There must be gender empowerment and sex education at every level of learning, be it at home or school. Every individual must take the initiative to lead the change.”

On Friday, Education Minister Sabitha Indira Reddy visited the Disha house in Shamshabad, and Home Minister pressed the media about the action taken. TRS Minister KT Rama Rao tweeted, assuring strict action. While many politicians have reacted, the state is yet to hear from their Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.

In line with Tollywood celebrities, who demanded that the rapist should be hanged, Bollywood star Akshay Kumar tweeted, “Whether it is the veterinarian in Hyderabad, Roja in Tamil Nadu or the law student gang-raped in Ranchi, we seem to be losing it as a society. It has been seven years since the gut-wrenching #Nirbhaya case, and our moral fabric continues to be in pieces. We need stricter laws. This needs to stop.”

Coreena Suares

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