Time to wake up

Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty has condemned the rape of a five-year-old girl, now battling for life in a New Delhi hospital after being repeatedly raped for two days. She says offenders must face strict punishment for such acts.

The girl was abducted April 15 and was held hostage in east Delhi’s Gandhi Nagar for over two days, according to police.

“When will this apathy end? Time to wake up. Strict punitive action must be taken against these offenders at the earliest. Heartbreaking,” the 40-year-old tweeted.

“Appalled with the 5-year-old’s rape story and disgusted with the Delhi cop who slapped that girl who protested! What is our country coming to,” she added.