Mumbai: Actress Kangana Ranaut on Tuesday expressed grief after a 19-year-old Dalit woman died in Delhi two weeks after she was allegedly gang-raped by four men in Hathras district in Uttar Pradesh.
Seeking to bring justice to the victim, Ranaut asked whether there is any other remedy available besides shooting the rapists, who are increasing in number in the country every year.
“Shoot these rapists publicly, what is the solution to these gang rapes that are growing in numbers every year?” Ranaut questioned.
“What a sad and shameful day for this country. Shame on us we failed our daughters,” Ranaut added.
Shoot these rapists publicly, what is the solution to these gang rapes that are growing in numbers every year? What a sad and shameful day for this country. Shame on us we failed our daughters #RIPManishaValmiki
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) September 29, 2020
Actress Richa Chadha also demanded justice for the Hathras gang-rape victim on Twitter. She said, “Everyone deserves to live with dignity. Punish the perpetrators.”
#JusticeForHathrasVictim 🏹 everyone deserves to live with dignity. Punish the perpetrators.
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) September 29, 2020
The 19-year-old Dalit woman was gang-raped on 14 September after which she was initially admitted to Aligarh’s JN Medical College Hospital. Later, when his condition became critical, he was transferred to the ICU of a hospital in Delhi.
All the four accused of gang rape have been arrested by Hathras police and they are currently in police custody. The four accused named by the woman are Sandeep, Ramu, Lavkush, and Ravi.
Police had earlier said that the incident took place after the woman went to the fields with her mother.
When family members searched the girl after her disappearance, they found her in critical condition.
According to police, the accused physically assaulted her and inflicted severe cuts on her tongue.
A case has been registered against all the accused under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of IPC. He was later charged with gang rape under Section 376D, according to Hathras ASP Prakash Kumar. He had said that the case would be heard by a fast-track court.