Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna to rapper Badshah and actress Sunny Leone have expressed their angst over the 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 Bollywood celebrities say they want "immediate and strictest punishment for the heinous crime".
The incident took place in Tappal town in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh. 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.
Reportedly, the mutilated body was discovered after a pack of stray dogs had been spotted carrying what appeared to be human body parts. According to the police, the two accused, identified as Zahid and Aslam, were neighbours of the victim.
Here is what the celebrities have tweeted:
Akshay Kumar: Horrified, upset and angry to know about baby...! This is definitely not the kind of world we want for our children. We need immediate and strictest punishment for such a heinous crime.