People from various walks of life have condemned the rape of a five-year-old girl now battling for life after being repeatedly raped for two days, calling it "evil" and "shameful" and even labelling the capital as balatkaar (rape) Delhi.
The girl was abducted on April 15 and held hostage in east Delhi's Gandhi Nagar for over two days, according to police.
Celebs took to Twitter to express their horror and views:
Abhay Deol: A five-year-old girl was raped several times by her neighbour, who abducted and kept her hostage inside his flat in New Delhi for two days. This is evil.
Manoj Bajpayee: Shame, shame. It happens again in Delhi. How can you even describe this brutality?
Pritish Nandy: When I hear of a child being gang-raped, I feel lynching should be reintroduced...another gang-rape in Delhi, this time a little girl. Police even more insensitive. They even offered the poor parents a bribe to shut up. So rape happens because girls wear sexy clothes, drink and smoke, na? I guess the five-year-old was guilty too.
Composer Vishal Dadlani: What on earth is India coming to? The police now offers hush-money to parents whose little daughters are raped!? Those cops need to be hung!
Theatre director Arvind Gaur: Shame rape Delhi. It's not dildaar Delhi it's balatkaar Delhi. What's the meaning of law and order? The 5-year-old is in critical condition after being brutally tortured and raped.
Composer Ehsaan Noorani: Appalling...what happened in Delhi. Cursed are men who do this.