T.W.: This article contains mention of death.
In a social media post, television star Madhura Naik claimed that her relative was "brutally killed" in Israel during the present Israel-Hamas conflict. Madhura said on Instagram that members of her family were discovered deceased on Sunday.
She wrote, “Odaya, my sister and her husband were brutally murdered by a Hamas terrorist in front of their children, was found dead today (Sunday). Deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our beloved cousin in the terror attack. Her warmth, kindness, and love will always be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and all the victims. May they rest in peace.”
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Madhura also uploaded a video of herself discussing the tragedy in another Instagram post. She said, “I, Madhura Naik, am a Jew of Indian origin. We are now only three thousand in strength here in India. Day before, on October 7, we lost a daughter and a son from our family. My cousin Odaya was murdered in cold blood, along with her husband, in the presence of their two children.”
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Madhura added, “The grief and emotions that I and my family face today cannot be spoken in words. As of today, Israel is in pain. Her children, her women and her streets are burning in flames in the wrath of Hamas. The women, children, the old and the weak are being targeted.”
Madhura also stated that she is being harassed on social media because of her religious identity, emphasizing that "self-defense is not terrorism." She went on to say, "I just want to be very clear that I do not support violence of any kind or suppression from either sides."
Madhura has appeared on several television programs, including 'Naagin', 'Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahani', 'Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon', 'Hum Ne Li Hai- Shapath', and 'Tumhari Pakhi'.
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Nushrratt Bharuccha, recently told about her awful ordeal in Israel, where she was caught up in the fighting. Nushrratt was able to return to India safely earlier this week.