Bollywood actors like Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar and Sonam Kapoor have expressed their anguish over the brutal killing of a two-and-a-half- year-old girl, who was strangled to death and her eyes gouged out after her parents allegedly failed to repay a loan of Rs 10,000.
The incident took place in Tappal, Aligarh. Two of the accused, identified as Zahid and Aslam, who happened to be neighbours of the girl, were arrested, police said.
According to reports, the girl’s body was found on June 2 in a dumping ground near her house, three days after she went missing. The mutilated body was discovered after a pack of stray dogs had been spotted carrying what appeared to be human body parts.
Following the news, massive outrage and uproar erupted on social media. While celebrities from Bollywood expressed angst over the horrific incident, many netizens trolled some artistes for selectively commenting on social issues. Among many, the prime target for trolls was Sonam Kapoor Ahuja.
People trolled Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar, Kareena Kapoor Khan among others for reacting differently to the murder and the horrific Kathua rape case involving eight-year-old, Asifa Bano, in 2018.
Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit also trolled Sonam Kapoor. In a post he shared on Twitter he wrote, “I hv nt qstnd ur beliefs bt want to knw why dr’s a diffrnce in Ur reaction btwn #Asifa & #Twinkle.Why ds delayed reaction ?Why no playcards? Why nt tkng names of d accused ?Don’t U think al crimes shld b condemned wth same intensity nd similar language. #JusticeForTwinkleSharma, (sic.)” he questioned the actress.
Replying to the filmmaker, Sonam wrote, “Because I practice Hinduism and I believe in karma.I don’t have an agenda. It seems like you do. Please don’t be so hateful. It doesn’t suit you. I hope you find fulfilment and peace.”
She later added, “I’m sure you have better things to do than troll me. Hope you find peace and love. Thank you for your opinions, this made my day. Ignorance is truly bliss.”
Meanwhile, many others posted heartfelt messages seeking justice for the same.
I hv nt qstnd ur beliefs bt want to knw why dr’s a diffrnce in Ur reaction btwn #Asifa & #Twinkle.Why ds delayed reaction ?Why no playcards? Why nt tkng names of d accused ?Don’t U think al crimes shld b condemned wth same intensity nd similar language. #JusticeForTwinkleSharma https://t.co/tXDaMC9E35
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) June 7, 2019
Which means Sonam mam earlier you were not practising HINDUISM when you tweeted and you have recently changed , WOW U ARE AN EPITOME OF HYPOCRISY !!!!
— Prem Bhadauria (@premlovebank) June 7, 2019
Sonam I personally once used to be ur fan..but since Kathua I hate u for ur agenda based dalali & hypocrisy…SHAME ON U AND UR GANG OF SWARA..KAREENA..SHABANA..PANAG.
— Kausik Bhowmik 🇮🇳 (@BhowmikKausik) June 7, 2019
Shame on Sonam..please all stop watching her third class acting wali movies
— sangieeta singh (@sangieetasingh) June 7, 2019
Only Sunny Leone has tweeted about this heinous crime. No matter some people like her or not, but at least she is sensitive and not selective while condemning such inhuman incident compared to Begum Kareena, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and other hypocrites
— Eklavya Sharma (@LTnsl) June 6, 2019
Extremely disturbed by the news of #TwinkleSharma. It’s scary to be living in a world where even innocent children are not safe. I urge our authorities to take action to ensure that such a heinous crime is never repeated again! #JusticeForTwinkleSharma
— Sidharth Malhotra (@SidMalhotra) June 6, 2019
This is heart wrenching. My prayers are with the parents. Where are we leading as a society, one horrific incident after the other. An innocent child becomes the victim of such a heinous act.The
perpetrators must be punished! Justice has to be served. #JusticeForTwinkleSharma
— bhumi pednekar (@bhumipednekar) June 6, 2019
Extremely disturbed and disgusted to hear about #TwinkleSharma .. it’s scary to even think about how can anyone be so evil. #JusticeForTwinkleSharma should happen fast.. even death isn’t enough for such an act .
— Rakul Preet Singh (@Rakulpreet) June 6, 2019
Horrified, upset and angry to know about baby #TwinkleSharma! This is definitely not the kind of world we want for our children. We need immediate and strictest punishment for such a heinous crime. #JusticeForTwinkle
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) June 7, 2019
What has happened to the world?! Extremely shocked #JusticeForTwinkle 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
— BADSHAH (@Its_Badshah) June 7, 2019
This is inhuman and barbaric.. My prayers for her family. Justice must be served! #TwinkleSharma
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) June 6, 2019