16 Apr 2018
Outraged over Surat rape, Anand Mahindra volunteers to execute rapists
In the wake of the horrific rape cases that have shamed the nation, Anand Mahindra, the Chairman of Mahindra Group, has volunteered to execute the perpetrators.
Retweeting a news report on the rape and murder of a minor in Surat, Mahindra, in a rare outburst, said his "blood boils over to see this happen in our country."
Read on for more.
Anand Mahindra echoes India's sentiments
The job of executioner is not an aspirational job. But for the execution of brutal rapists murderers of young girls I would volunteer unhesitatingly. I work hard to stay calm, but my blood boils over to see this happen in our country.. https://t.co/1VXD5QfYKA— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) April 15, 2018
Mahindra isn't alone in his anger
On Sunday, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal also joined the protests.
Maliwal is holding an indefinite hunger strike. She is demanding death penalty for raping minors and more fast-track courts to complete trials within six months.
Mahindra's wish to execute rapists finds massive support on Twitter
Within a day, Mahindra's tweet has been retweeted 3,530 times and liked by 7,726 users.
One user replied, "You'll have to get in line Anand."
Another said, "Your entire army of 6.6 million followers will be ready to be a part of this great deed".
A third said, "Would be more than happy to give you a hand if ever you get a chance."
What had happened in Surat?
Surat Police found the body of a nine-year-old on April 6 near a cricket field in Bhestan.
It had over 80 injuries, including some on private parts, allegedly caused by a wooden weapon.
According to the post-mortem report, the girl was raped for at least eight days before being strangulated to death.
Police are yet to identify her or her parents.