New Delhi: Actor-turn politician and Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan on Tuesday turned emotional and broke down in the Rajya Sabha while speaking on the plight of the para-medical student who was gangraped on Sunday in a moving bus in the national capital. The Samajwadi Party MP stressed on the need of bringing such a law under which a severe punishment could be ensured for those convicted in rape cases.

She also raised question on the government’s intentions to curb violence against women.

"Why are we discussing it now, it should have been discussed earlier," she said.

She also threatened to protest outside the House if government fails in talking actions against the culprits. She also made point that there is no security for women in public buses in Delhi.

The 23-year-old para-medic was raped and brutally assaulted by four men who also attacked her male friend and threw both of them out of the bus near Mahipalpur. The incident took place on Sunday night at around 9:45 pm when the girl and her male friend boarded a private bus at Munirka to go to Dwarka after watching a movie.

The victim, who descended in Delhi for her internship, is battling for life at the Safdarjung Hospital. The male friend was taken to Safdarjung but discharged after treatment of his injuries on Monday.

So far, the Delhi Police have arrested four persons for their alleged involvement in this heinous incident.

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde told in the Rajya Sabha that the case will be tried in fast-track court with request for day-to-day hearing.

(Abhinav Ranjan/JPN)

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