Indian lawmakers raise concern over rape
A woman carries a placard during a protest over a rape-and-murder case in New Delhi, India, on Dec. 2, 2019. Indian lawmakers raised serious concerns in the Indian Parliament on Monday over last week's rape-and-murder case of a woman in India's southern city of Hyderabad. (Xinhua/Javed Dar)
NEW DELHI, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Indian lawmakers raised serious concerns in the Indian Parliament on Monday over last week's rape-and-murder case of a woman in India's southern city of Hyderabad.
Parliamentarians cutting across party lines in both the Houses of Parliament - Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, called for stricter implementation of laws related to rape and crimes against women.
In the gruesome case, several culprits allegedly first raped the woman, a veterinary doctor, on the night of Nov. 27 and then burnt her body. Her charred body was found the next morning under a bridge near Shamshabad area of Hyderabad, the capital city of southern state of Telangana.
Two days later four alleged culprits were nabbed by the local police, even as the hunt is on to arrest two more.
Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu said there was an urgent need for a strong political will to implement the existing laws concerning crimes against women to curb the social evil of rapes.