Priyanka Chopra pens note on Hathras gangrape, demands justice for the victim
A 19-year-old Dalit woman from the Hathras district in Uttar Pradesh died after being raped and tortured by four men last month
Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined the calls for justice in the aftermath of the Hathras gangrape case. On September 14, a 19-year-old Dalit woman from a Hathras village in Uttar Pradesh was brutally raped and tortured by four men. Battling serious injuries, she died in a Delhi Hospital on September 29, sparking nationwide outrage. The incident was quickly followed by reports of another Dalit woman’s death after she was gang-raped in Uttar Pradesh’s Balrampur.
Earlier, several Bollywood actors like Akshay Kumar, Kangana Ranaut, Richa Chadha, Farhan Akhtar and others had expressed outrage and demanded punishment for the perpetrators.
“What a sad and shameful day for this country. Shame on us we failed our daughters,” Kangana had written.
“Angry and frustrated! Such brutality in Hathras gangrape. When will this stop? Raise your voice to safeguard daughters and sisters - it's the least we can do,” Akshay had tweeted.