Body of braveheart gangrape victim brought to Delhi from Singapore

The body of the victim

The body of 23-year-old gangrape victim was brought to India early Sunday morning from Singapore where she died after battling for life for 13 days.

A special aircraft of Air India carrying the mortal remains of the victim, who died in Mount Elizebeth hospital on Saturday morning, landed at IGI airport here at around 3.30 am. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi were at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport when the specially-chartered plane landed.

The body was taken out of the airport in an ambulance of a private hospital through the Palm technical area.

The girl, a physiotherapy student, was gangraped and brutally assaulted allegedly by six men in a moving bus in south Delhi on December 16 night.

While undergoing treatment at Safdarjung hospital, she was shifted to the Singapore hospital for further treatment.

The aircraft AIC-380A took off from Singapore at around 12:30 am local time (10:00 pm IST on Saturday), Indian High Commission officials said.

The girl breathed her last on Saturday at 4:45 am (2:15 am IST).

On the chartered plane, sent by the Indian government, were her family members who have been in Singapore since the girl was brought to the hospital here in an extremely critical condition.

The victim, who underwent three surgeries, had damaged internal organs in the assault. She also suffered a cardiac arrest and brain injury.

Police have slapped murder charges, which has death penalty in rarest of rare cases, against the six accused and will file the chargesheet against them on January three.

Investigators said they will seek the harshest punishment for the culprits.


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