Delhi gang rape victim dies in Singapore hospital – A Black Saturday for India.
The 23-year-old girl, who put up a brave battle for life after she was gang-raped severely beaten and thrown out of a moving bus in New Delhi on December 16 that had created a nationwide outrage, died on December 29 (Saturday) morning in the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.
“We are very sad to report that the patient passed away peacefully at 4:45 a.m. on Dec 29, 2012 (2:15 a.m. IST). Her family and officials from the High Commission (embassy) of India were by her side,” Mount Elizabeth Hospital Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kelvin Loh said in a statement.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in a statement he was deeply saddened by the death and described the emotions associated with her case as “perfectly understandable reactions from a young India and an India that genuinely desires change.
“It would be a true homage to her memory if we are able to channelize these emotions and energies into a constructive course of action.”
Delhi’s Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit, expressed revulsion.
“It is a shameful moment for me not just as a chief minister but also as a citizen of this country,” she said.