"Don't Have Words": Rajnath Singh On Telangana Rape-Murder Case

Four men have been accused of raping and murdering a 26-year-old woman in Hyderabad on Wednesday night, in a gruesome crime that has shocked the nation and sparked widespread protests

'Don't Have Words': Rajnath Singh On Telangana Rape-Murder Case

Union Minister Rajnath Singh said the ruling BJP was ready to talk on women's safety issues

New Delhi:

Amid outrage in parliament over the horrific gangrape and murder of a 26-year-old woman in Telangana, Union Minister Rajnath Singh said the central government was "open to every suggestion to curb such heinous crimes". Shortly before a number of MPs, cutting across party lines, stood up to condemn the Telangana rape-murder and demand the government act to protect women and children. Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan said "these types of people (the rape accused in the Telangana case) need to be brought out in public and lynched".

In response to the avalanche of furious and impassioned statements, Rajnath Singh the Telangana rape-murder had brought shame on the whole country and called for the accused in the case to be given "most stringent punishment".

"I don't have words to tell you how horrific these crimes are. Speaker sir, should you permit, we can have a full discussion in the House and all suggestions given by everyone present here will be taken and a law can be formed if needed. Our government is open to every suggestion anyone has to give to curb such heinous crimes," the Defence Minister said.

"We are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that the most stringent rules be implemented. This act has brought shame to the entire country," he added.

Earlier Jaya Bachchan demanded to know what the government had done... and was doing... to ensure justice for the victims and to prevent crimes such as these from happening again.

"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.

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.

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