Bollywood celebrities outraged over Delhi gang-rape
By Sajad - Wed Dec 19 2012, 10:22 am
Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Preity Zinta have demanded strict punishment for those involved in the gangrape of a 23-year-old student.
A distraught Amitabh Bachchan spoke out strongly against the gang rape of a 23-year-old girl in the capital, calling it “atrocious and unforgivable.”
Terming the gangrape of a medical student here a “shame”, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan today said that such criminals need to be taught a lesson.
“The first thought which comes to the mind is – such people should be killed – but there are too many things which we have to follow. It is a shame that such a thing has happened, how can somebody commit such a heinous crime.
“If not death they should be sentenced for life so that they learn a lesson. Rapists are beaten up in jails also,” said Salman, during a press conference to promote his upcoming movie Dabangg 2.
“Heroine” star Kareena Kapoor called for reassessment of the existing laws in the country.
“Whatever happened, it really should not have happened. In our country, we always take safety measures after any shocking incident happens. I definitely would like to say that getting justice in the country is really time taking. Our laws should be reassessed. Justice has to happen faster,” she said.
The medical student was left battling for her life after being brutally beaten up and raped by seven drunken men in a private bus which was audaciously driven around Delhi localities on Sunday night even as the crime was being committed inside.
The unconscious victim and her male friend, who too was badly beaten, were stripped and thrown off after being assaulted for almost an hour.
Four of the six men who allegedly gang-raped a young woman on a bus on Sunday night in Delhi have been arrested. The heinous attack on the woman and her friend who was travelling with her has outraged India.