Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan led a chorus of angry and impassioned voices in parliament yesterday amid nationwide shock over the horrific rape and murder of a young veterinarian in Telangana.
“These types of people (the rape accused in the Telangana case) need to be brought out in public and lynched,” Jaya Bachchan said, adding, “I think it is time... the people want the government to give a proper and definite answer”.
Four men have been accused of raping and murdering a 26-year-old woman in Hyderabad on Wednesday night. According to police documents accessed by NDTV the accused planned the gruesome crime - they allegedly strangled her alive before burning the body - in detail when they saw her park her scooter near a toll booth.
“I don’t know how many times I’ve stood and spoken after this kind of crime. I think it is time... whether Nirbhaya or Kathua or what happened in Telangana... I think the people now want the government to give a proper and definite answer,” Jaya Bachchan told the Rajya Sabha.
“What has the government done? How have they tackled it? How has justice been done for the victims? I am not taking names... but shouldn’t the security be held responsible? I feel only one day earlier something similar happened in that area in Telangana... why wasn’t this stopped?” she continued.
Bachchan also demanded that the people who had failed to protect women and children from such horrific assaults should be “named and shamed”.
She was not the only MP to speak out strongly on the matter.