Akshay Kumar: 'Hang the rapist publicly'

By HT

Mumbai, April 22 -- Born in the capital of India, Akshay Kumar has always been a Delhiite at heart. Probably that's why he is even more hurt at the state of the city's lawlessness.

Disturbed by the recent brutal rape of a five-year-old girl, the actor says, "I'm appalled and disgusted by what has happened. And I'm deeply saddened by the fact that it is all happening in the city I grew up in. It's heart-wrenching to even think about the trauma the poor girl must've gone through."

Having recently become a father of a baby girl, Akshay seems even more disheartened. "It's not just being a Delhiite that makes it worse; it's being a father that really shatters me, knowing that my worst fear in life is coming true in the city that I ran around in as a child. Just thinking about what that poor gir