Actor Kamal Hassan said he was ashamed of the gang rape of a 23-year-old girl in Delhi, but was against awarding death penalty to rapists. I am against the decision to give them capital punishment because it is not the right way to deal a crime
with another crime. Capital punishment itself is a judicially assisted murder,’ he told reporters in Kochi. ‘It is my bus, It is my capital. The girl is my sister and it is my brother who has done it. I am ashamed’, he said talking to a news agency. The rape of the paramedical student on December 16 on a moving bus had evoked anger and nationwide protests for the past few days. A day before the theatre release of Viswaroopam, the movie will have a premier show on DTH.