Fighting a brave battle for life with grievous injuries , but great courage and wish to live after brutally assaulted in a Delhi bus a fortnight ago, the 23-year-old girl died at a hospital in Singapore today early morning.
Gang rape victim who had an extremely critical condition was admitted at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore for further treatment, following earlier treatment at the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi.
The whole staff of the Mount Elizabeth Hospital including doctors and nurses joined gang rape victim’s family in mourning a terrible loss of her.
The body of the gangrape victim will be flown back to India today by a special chartered aircraft this afternoon after completion of some formalities of the mortuary in the Singapore General Hospital. Indian High Commissioner T C A Raghavan told reporters that victim’s body to reach India today at 4 pm.
“Truly, terribly sad news” of the death of gang rape victim, who created a nationalwide protest, would now come up with huge and large outcry in Delhi, once again questioning securities of Women.
Meanwhile, Delhi Police is in fear, threatening to face large-scale protests. Amid tight security has deployed at all Metro Stations in Delhi as ten are to be closed. India Gate, Rajpath , Vijay Chowk and all road leading theses areas ordered to be closed for general public, including Kamal Attaturk Marg with instruction not to travel on these roads.
Calling victim’s death a shameful moment for Delhi Police as well as herself, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit appealed Metropolitans for calm.
Section 144 has been imposed in the New Delhi district. Protesters can carry out peaceful protest at Jantar Mantar and Ramlila Maidan though, Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat told reporters.
In his Condolence message, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed his deep sadness over death of the Delhi gang-rape victim, asked nation to join her family for paying last respect to victim who fought bravely till the end of life with wish to alive.