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Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan condemn Hyderabad gruesome gang rape-murder



New Delhi: The Indian cricket fraternity has expressed shock and disappointment over the gruesome gang rape and murder of a woman veterinary doctor in Shamshabad by four men on November 27.

According to the police, the four accused of raping the 27-year-old, had first punctured the rear wheel of her scooter, creating to a situation to offer her help and then had dragged her to a secluded spot close to a toll plaza and gang raped her.

Expressing anger, India skipper Virat Kohli took to Twitter and said: “What happened in Hyderabad is absolutely shameful. It’s high time we as a society take charge and put an end to these inhumane tragedies.”

His teammate Shikhar Dhawan said: “This is an extremely painful news…, shocked and disgusted on hearing this. The offenders must be punished! My deepest condolences to her family and friends.”

His former teammate, Harbhajan Singh, sought Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attention and said: “Shame on all of us we keep letting these things happens again nd again but nothing changes.

“Why can’t we make strict policy against such criminals ad hang them in front of whole town to set the examples 4 others #Need ur attention Narendra Modi Sir.”

Leg-spinner Amit Mishra also expressed grief over the tragic incident and tweeted: “I’m very disturbed and shocked with what has happened. The murderers and rapists should be given severe punishment for this heinous.”

Former India cricketer V.V.S. Laxman, who also hails from Hyderabad, said: “It’s time to punish and give no respite to the culprits who perform such inhuman and horrendous crime. Hoping for a swift action from Narendra Modi Ji and the Indian Govt.”

After the rape, the accused brought petrol from a nearby village and burned her body on the Hyderabad-Bengaluru national highway.

Later, all the four accused were nabbed from their houses on November 29 by the Cyberabad Police. They have been sent to 14-day judicial custody.


Prime Minister Modi wishes nation on 71st Republic Day




New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday morning extended his warm wishes to Indians on the occasion of India”s 71st Republic Day.

Prime minister took to Twitter to convey his greetings: Wishing everyone a happy Republic Day. Greetings to all Indians on this occasion. Jai Hind!”

Earlier on Saturday, President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu greeted the nation. While Kovind invoked Mahatma Gandhi, Naidu reminded Indians of discharging Indians their conditional duties.

“It should be part of our daily routine to introspect on Gandhiji”s message of truth and non-violence, which has become all the more necessary in our times,” said Kovind while addressing the nation.

Meanwhile Naidu asserted, “Let us pledge to faithfully discharge our constitutionally mandated Fundamental Duties and be responsible citizens who will be proactive partners in the nation”s development.”

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