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Mammootty Reacts On Hyderabad Rape-murder Case, Says Society Should Introspect

The horrifying and brutal gang rape and murder of 26-year-old veterinary doctor in Hyderabad has triggered public outrage across the country.

Shrishti Negi | News18.com@shrishti_03

Updated:December 5, 2019, 1:54 PM IST
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Mammootty Reacts On Hyderabad Rape-murder Case, Says Society Should Introspect
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Actor Mammootty, on Tuesday, expressed concern over incidents of rape in various parts of the country. The veteran actor, who was in Mumbai to launch the Hindi trailer of his Malayalam language film Mamangam, said it's reflecting the conscience of the society and where people are heading.

His remarks came after a journalist, at the Mamangam trailer launch, asked him about his reaction on the gruesome gang rape and murder case of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad last week.

Condemning the incident, the actor said, "Society should be conscious about it. They should ask their conscience; what and why are we doing this? Everybody is concerned about what's happening to us, me too."

The incident has triggered public outrage across the country. Many celebrities from the Indian film industry including Salman Khan, Richa Chadha, Shabana Azmi, Akshay Kumar and Farhan Akhtar have expressed their collective rage, with some demanding capital punishment for the rapists.

Akshay called for stricter laws against rape in India, while Abhishek Bachchan demanded faster punishment against the criminals.

Singer and composer Anoushka Shankar, too, came forth with a personal experience. Referring to the Nirbhaya rape case of 2012, Anoushka tweeted about how the horrific incident affected her emotional and mental well-being. She also went on to ask pertinent questions, reverberating the sentiment of millions of women across the country.

"India made new laws and set up new courts and people demanded justice. And yet... Where is the change?" she asked.

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