Warangal: Demanding that the central government appoint a fast track court to ensure justice is delivered at the earliest in the case of the rape and murder of a nine-month-old infant in Hanamkonda, members of several organisations sat on a one-day hunger strike at the Ekashila Park in Hanamkonda on Thursday. The activists urged the government to ensure such incidents did not repeat in the country again. They wanted the issue to be discussed in the ongoing parliament session and condolence be paid to the deceased child.
Telangana Urban Areas Development Forum (TUDA) member, Thota Pavan who organised the protest said an Act must be brought during the parliament session so that the severest punishment is given to the culprits of such heinous sexual crimes.
“Warangal police are known to have killed the person, who attacked a girl with acid, in an encounter a decade ago. They must not tolerate a pervert who brutally killed a nine-month-old infant,” he said.
Panchayat Raj Minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao along with Warangal West MLA D Vinay Bhaskar visited the bereaved family of the victim and consoled them. They assured that there would not be any delay in punishing the culprit. The incident baffled several including celebrities. Popular TV anchor and actress, Rashmi Gautam took to twitter and condemned the incident. She posed several questions as to what was the mistake of the child. “Now what did the 9-month-old baby do to deserve this fate? Did she wear the wrong clothes? Did she show cleavage? Did she show legs? Did she voice her opinion? Did she what?” she asked.
In another tweet addressed to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she questioned his slogan beti bachao beti padhao. She asked how that could be made possible if the girl child could not even survive in this country....