While the nation is shocked by Dr. Priyanka Reddy's brutal rape and murder, Kollywood's popular actor cum director K. Bhagyaraj recently made several insensitive and sexist comments about sexual assaults at the 'Karuthukalai Pathivu Sei' audio launch.

"Usi idam kudutha thaan nool nuzhaya mudiyum (needle makes room for the thread)," said the actor when he spoke about the Pollachi rape incident, where he stated that it is also the female's mistake for allowing the sexual crime to take place.

"Don't only blame the men, but also the women," added the actor before saying that the women these days give space for "mistakes' to happen.

"A man is capable of keeping his wife and his mistress happy. But a woman might plot to kill her husband is she has extramarital affair. Women need to be kept under control," he added further.

Just days after his speech, Dr. Priyanka Reddy who was returning home after work was kidnapped, raped and was burnt to death by a group of men in Hyderabad.

The actor who's now being criticised for his misogynistic speech has yet to comment regarding Dr. Priyanka Reddy's brutal murder.

Source: HindustanTimes and IndiaGlitz