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.