After a woman veterinary doctor was allegedly raped and murdered in Hyderabad, the entire nation is up in arms and is demanding justice. Member of Parliament Jaya Bachchan has called out for lynching of rapists, during her speech in the parliament on Monday. “I know it sounds harsh, but these kinds of people should be brought out in public and lynched,” she said.

Key Takeaways:

  • A 27-year-old woman vet was allegedly raped and her burnt body was found in Telangana’s Ranga Reddy District on November 28.
  • The entire nation is mourning the death of the vet and demanding strict punishment for the rapists.
  • The police has arrested four accused in the case namely, Mohammad Alias Arif (26), Jollu Naveen, Chennakeshavulu alias Chenna (20) and Jollu Shiva (20).
  • MP Jaya Bachchan called out for lynching the rapists during her speech at the Parliament on Monday.

“I think it is time… The people want the government to give a proper and definite answer,” – MP Jaya Bachchan

India Demands Justice

Not only is the entire country mourning over the death of the vet, but social media is also flooded with posts demanding justice for her. “I know it sounds harsh, but these kinds of people should be brought out in public and lynched,”  MP Jaya Bachchan said in parliament. Other MPs and Ministers all across the country too have condemned the brutal rape and murder of the vet. “I think it is time… The people want the government to give a proper and definite answer,” she added.

 

Lynching refers to killing someone without a legal trial. The accused is hanged by a group of people and put to death.

But Is Lynching Even An Option?

Lynching refers to killing someone without a legal trial. The accused is hanged by a group of people and put to death.  “It is obvious for us to be emotional and angry over what happened. As a girl, I’m too afraid to move out at night now. However, the credibility of existing laws cannot be challenged and we people should not be provoked for lynching. A number of cases have come to light in the past where a man is falsely accused for rape. Trials occur for a reason. Yes, we should demand for strict punishment for sure, but this not at all means that we have to support mob lynching,” says Pratiksha Verma, a student.

“It is better to demand for surety of laws and not the severity of the same. I would like to mention the most recent case where Jasleen Kaur, a St. Stephen’s College student had falsely accused Sarvjeet Singh Bedi of molestation. However, after four years, Sarvjeet has been acquitted and his name has been cleared in October 2019. This is why we need trials. The hoipolloi is too quick to arrive at a conclusion and that is why lynching is definitely not an option we should resort to. Once the legal hearings are done, and the accused has been found guilty of crime, he should be punished in a way that others should shiver with fear even when they think of doing something brutal like this.” says Jaya, a student.

Picture Credit: Hindustan Times

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