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Kollywood Reacts To The Chennai Horror Case!

Justice needs to be served!

Early this week, Chennai was jolted out of slumber when the case of an 11-year-old hearing impaired girl was found to have been raped on a regular basis in the last seven months. Around 22 men were involved in her frequent sexual assault and rape, lead by a 66-year-old lift man. She was tortured, she was threatened, she was videotaped, and was forced to remain silent until a stomach pain led to her narrating her ordeal and finally a medical examination bringing to light how she was raped by multiple men.

The incident has sent shockwaves down the city’s spine, with many even questioning if the highly coveted title of ‘safest city’ to the city stands true now. There’s a lot of anger among the people, many imploring the court to give the young survivor justice and give the rapists the harshest of punishments. Amidst all this, there’s been radio silence from the lawmakers and politicians concerning this case. Instead, celebrities have taken it upon themselves to voice out their opinion.

From upcoming politician Kamal Haasan to actor Vijay Sethupathi, all demand one thing for the survivor – justice. And as quick as possible.

Here are some of the reactions:

“Let the culprits not be thrashed. Produce them before law and a quicker and harsher punishment should be given,” says Kamal Haasan.

Vijay Sethupathi said: “It is unimaginable…raping an 11-year-old kid? Having identified the culprits, what are they (legal) waiting for and why? Give them the punishment then and there without wasting time.”

Tamil Nadu Film Producers’ Council president Vishal Krishna said that death penalty is the need of the hour for the accused.

Jayam Ravi expressed his disgust.

Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, who frequently voices out her opinion with respect to women’s rights and harassment, said this:

Trisha, who is the celebrity ambassador for UNICEF, expressed her disgust.

RJ Balaji, too, spoke up.

Here’s what politician and actress Khushbu Sundar had to say:

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