Saturday, December 29, 2012, 09:13
Singapore: The 23-year-old girl, who put up a brave battle for life after she was gang-raped and brutally assaulted in a Delhi bus on December 16 that had created a nationwide outrage, died on Saturday morning in a hospital here.
The girl, who was admitted to the well-known multi-organ transplant facility Mount Elizabeth Hospital here on Thursday morning in an extremely critical condition, breathed her last at 4:45 am (2:15 am India time). She was earlier treated at the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi.
- Congress president Sonia Gandhi condoles death of Delhi gang-rape victim.
- Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal tweeted this morning: “Aren’t we all responsible for her death? Can we all now do something so that half of humanity starts feeling safe amongst us?…Her death is a matter of shame and sorrow for all of us. Let’s resolve that we will not let her death go in vain”.
- Reports say that JNU students will take out a silent march following Delhi gang-rape victim’s death.
- Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said he was deeply saddened by the demise of the victim. “We tried our best to provide her the best possible health care…Government is committed to seek deterrent punishment for all the accused”.
- President Pranab Mukherjee ‘deeply distressed by the unfortunate demise of the 23-year-old girl’.
- Condoling the death of Delhi gang-rape victim, Minister for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath appeals for calm, saying mindset of society needs change.
- The body of the Delhi gang-rape victim, who died this morning, will be flown to India by a special chartered aircraft this afternoon, announced Indian High Commissioner to Singapore TCA Raghavan.
- Delhi Police will invoke murder charges against the six men allegedly involved in the gang-rape and brutal assault of the girl in a moving bus after she died in a Singapore hospital 13 days after treatment.
Reacting to the news of the death of the gang-rape victim, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said it was a shameful moment not just as the CM but also as a citizen of the country.
- Ten Metro stations – Pragati Maidan, Mandi House, Barakhamba Road, Rajiv Chowk, Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan, Race Course, Khan Market and Jorbagh – will remain closed.
- Fearing large-scale protests following the death of the gang-rape victim, Delhi Police announced that India Gate and its surrounding areas that comprise the capital’s power centre would be out of bounds for the general public.
- Prime Minister Manmohan Singh condoled the death of the Delhi gang-rape victim and expressed the hope that the entire political class and civil society will set aside narrow sectional interests and agenda to make India a demonstrably safer place to live in.
- The Singapore government condoled the death of the Delhi gang-rape victim, who breathed her last at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital this morning.
- The 23-year-old girl, who was gang-raped and brutally assaulted i
- Delhi gang-rape victim dies of organ failure (telegraph.co.uk)
- Delhi gang-rape victim succumbs to injuries (thehindu.com)