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Anand Mahindra's offer to 'execute rapists' strikes a chord

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Industrialist Anand Mahindra's offer to "execute rapists and murderers of young girls" in the country has elicited a huge response on on Monday, with many more openly volunteering to support him.

Enraged at the news of an eight-year-old girl brutally raped, mutilated and murdered in Gujarat's Surat, the 62-year-old of on Sunday shot off an angry tweet: "The job of is not an aspirational job. But for the execution of brutal rapists & murders 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," his tweet said, reflecting his anguish and anger.

The in comes at the height of protests all over the country in the wake of the and murder of a minor girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua and the of a teenaged girl in of

Soon after Mahindra's comment, celebrity tweeted: "You'll have to get in line", indicating his own keenness to act as in such crimes.

Others said that of 6.6 million (Twitter) followers will be ready to be a part of this great deed, and others offered to give a helping hand whenever required.

and Congress organised candle-lit marches on Sunday to pay homage to the Kathua victim and express solidarity with the survivor, besides similar silent protests all over the state.

There have been massive protests against the Kathua and incidents in several other metros like New Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune, and in different states since the past few days, apart from people pouring their grief and outrage on while demanding justice.



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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 17:10 IST