Delhi gang-rape victim cremated | Pakistan Today

Delhi gang-rape victim cremated

A young Indian woman who died after being gang-raped on a bus was cremated on Sunday in the capital, Delhi.
The ceremony came hours after an aircraft chartered by the Indian government brought the woman’s body back to the city.
The 23-year-old medical student died in a Singapore hospital where she was being treated for severe injuries.
On Saturday, thousands of people took part in peaceful protests across India to demand more protection for women.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the head of India’s governing Congress party Sonia Gandhi were at the airport for the arrival of the plane which landed at early Sunday morning.
Witnesses said a convoy carrying a gold-coloured coffin and the victim’s parents then drove towards the Janakpuri district of Delhi where she had been living.
The private funeral was held amid tight security.
Sonya Gandhi has promised to fight what she called India’s shameful social mindsets that lie behind such crimes.
The BBC’s Andrew North in Delhi says the government has been heavily criticised for its response to the attack and remains anxious about a backlash, with police still cordoning off the heart of the capital to prevent demonstrations.
Six men arrested for the 16 December rape have been charged with murder. If convicted, they face the death penalty.
On Saturday, candlelit vigils were held across India to mourn the woman and express anger and sorrow at her death.
Large areas of Delhi were sealed off and hundreds of armed police and riot troops deployed as news of the victim’s death spread.
The Mount Elizabeth hospital in Singapore said the woman “passed away peacefully” early on Saturday.
Hospital chief executive Kelvin Loh said she had suffered severe organ failure following serious injuries to her body and brain.
Indian PM Singh said he was “very saddened” by the woman’s death, and that the angry public reaction was “perfectly understandable”.



Related posts

2 Comments

  1. dolly said:

    public dont need condolence public need immediate action against the guilty

  2. mun said:

    A real shame to the Indian male chauvinistic mindset which needs a real awakening call…………………..

Comments are closed.

Top