Delhi gangrape victim dies

The 23-year-old victim of gangrape in Delhi has died in Singapore. Just two days ago, the girl was admitted to Singapore’s multi-organ speciality facility, Mount Elizabeth Hospital in an extremely critical condition. She died at 4:45 AM Singapore time (2:15 AM Indian time), the hospital said in a statement.

About a fortnight ago, the girl was gangraped in a moving bus and thrown in a semi-naked condition in Delhi. Her male companion was also beaten up and thrown from the bus.

The heinous crime has prompted ongoing protests in India’s capital city, demanding safety for women from sexual violence.

“She passed away peacefully with her family and officials of the Indian Embassy by her side,” says Dr. Kevin Loh, the chief executive of the hospital.

After 10 days at a hospital in the Indian capital of New Delhi, where the attack occurred, the victim was brought to the Singapore hospital. Dr Loh said the woman had remained in extremely critical condition since Thursday, and by late Friday her condition had taken a turn for the worse and her vital signs had deteriorated, an AP report said.

“Despite all efforts by a team of eight specialists in Mount Elizabeth Hospital to keep her stable, her condition continued to deteriorate over these two days,” Loh said.

“She had suffered from severe organ failure following serious injuries to her body and brain. She was courageous in fighting for her life for so long against the odds but the trauma to her body was too severe for her to overcome.”


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