South Indian film Actor Jayaram was equally inconsolable.
Visibly shaken, he held Rajeswari, mother of Jisha who was brutally raped and murdered at Perumbavoor, close to him and broke down. Though he went to the hospital to comfort the mother traumatized by the loss of her daughter, Jayaram just couldn't control his emotions.
"He (the murderer) should be thrown to the public. Let public deliver the verdict," Actor Jayaram
The actor was all the more disturbed by the fact that the savagery took place in his hometown. It ïs shocking, said Jayaram, who is a native of Perumbavoor.
Jisha's mother reminded me of my mother who loved the place very much, the actor said. "He (the murderer) should be thrown to the public. Let public deliver the verdict," Jayaram said. The incident should not be politicized, he added.
If there's justice in this country, I plead, don't let him thrive in jail, Jayaram wrote on his Facebook, joining the clamour for capital punishment for rapists. "Don't let him live."
The shocking incident, a grim reminder of the Nirbhaya murder at New Delhi, has elicited sharp reactions in the state. More public figures have joined the protests seeking #JusticeForJisha taking place across the state.
Film stars Mohanlal, Mammootty, Parvathy, Reema Kallingal and director Aashiq Abu registered their protests through social media. Actress Priyamany, sharply reacted to the incident saying that India is no longer safe and urged women to get out of the country. The comment invited mixed responses.
Jayaram's Facebook post:
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:50 PM