Several celebs expressed their annoyance over the alleged rape and murder of a veterinary doctor on Thursday in Telangana's Ranga Reddy district. The burnt body of the doctor was discovered late last night and following a preliminary probe, the police suspected that the slain vet was sexually assaulted too. Hyderabad Police arrested the four accused, who are a lorry driver and a cleaner among two others.
Amid the outrage on social media, actresses Koena Mitra and Payal Rohatgi have been slammed for communalising crime and naming only one of the accused who is a Muslim, and not the other three who are Hindus.
Koena tweeted, "Hindustan is Ashamed!! #HangMohammedPasha #RIPPriyanakaReddy"
Indian activist Rahul Easwar called out Mitra by saying, “It's very sad @koenamitra ji, that an eminent Female Artist like you Ignore Naveen, Keshavulu, Shiva along with Muhammad who raped and burnt Dr. Priyanka Reddy Rape & Rapists don't have any religion. Pls don't cherry pick on even Rape :-(“
On the other hand Payal wrote, “Ram Ram ji 🙏Will the liberals scream #HangTheRapist now in case of #PriyankaReddy gang rape and murder or will @amnesty say that men from #Minority community will be targeted if this LAW is passed 😡 #SecularismisaMentalDisorder #PayalRohatgi #HangMohammedPasha”
A user commented on the post be writing, “v should be ashamed they subjected to torture every single min. Stop playing wid religion card! "The accused hve bn identified as Mohd Areef (26), Jollu Shiva (20), Jollu Naveen (20) and Chintakunta Chennakeshavulu (20). All 4 men r natives of Narayanpet district."
The gruesome episode has rocked the nation with women activists, doctors demanding strict action over the murder. Moreover, a case has been registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).