Divyanka Tripathi wants PM Modi to free India of rapes, says scared of giving birth to a girl

Yeh Hain Mohabbatein star Divyanka Tripathi has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi that severe punishment should be meted out to rapists.

tv Updated: Aug 17, 2017 10:48 IST
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Yeh Hain Mohabbatein actress Divyanka Tripathi wrote to PM Narendra Modi requesting stern action against rapists.

Yeh Hain Mohabbatein star Divyanka Tripathi has asked Prime Minister Naredra Modi to take stern action against rapists. The television actor is distraught at the news of a minor girl who was raped on her way to an Independence Day function at her school in Chandigarh.

She wrote in a tweet on Wednesday, directed at the PM, “Sir, devise such a punishment for these predators that their soul should shiver at the mere thought of indecency towards women. We trust in you, do something.”

Divyanka made several posts on the issue and even revealed how she is now scared to give birth to a girl. “What ‘Save the daughters’? Didn’t want a son but now I am scared to give birth to daughter. What will I tell her? Why did I push her out into hell from a heaven?,” she had written on Tuesday.

“Women must stop voting for any party as they are so unimportant for this nation! It’s a ‘No Woman’s Land’ or a #RapistsParadise we live in!,” she added.

The 12-year-old girl was kidnapped and raped on August 15 in Chandigarh’s Sector 23. The incident happened at the children’s traffic park. “The accused, aged around 40 years, forcibly took the 12-year-old girl to the park, sexually assaulted her and fled,” investigating officer in the case, sub-inspector Kuldeep, told PTI.

The victim, a student of Class 8 of a government school, was taken to a government hospital in Sector 16 for a medical examination, the officer said, adding a case had been registered. Divyanka stars in Star Plus’s hit television soap, Yeh Hain Mohabbatein, as lead character Ishita.

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First Published: Aug 17, 2017 10:48 IST