THANE: Holding candles and placards in their hands, a sea of humanity converged on the Thane streets on Thursday demanding a speedy justice for , the 20-year-old girl who was by a jelous lover in broad daylight on August 4.
The silent march by the members of the civil society began after 6 pm from the Bara Bungalow area in and concluded at Anand cinema near the station in Thane east. The daylight killing of the college girl triggered anxiety among the residents and questions are being raised about the safety and security of women in lake city.
Rajesh Gade, a Kopri resident said, “If this can happen to a college girl living in the city, that too, in broad daylight, it can happen to anyone. It is not right on our part to merely read about such crimes and then forget it. We have a responsibility towards the society and if we all come together we can force the authorities to think and act. It will surely make a difference.”
Placards had bold messages demanding ‘capital punishment’ for such accused. “We were baffled to see so many people particularly the youngsters present at the march holding candles and placards. Our aim was to gather people and reach out to the victim’s family and show them that they are not alone. Through this initiative we want the investigation to speed up, we have also demanded for capital punishment for the accused in this case,” said Vinod More, one of members organizing the protest.
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