April 23, 2014

Delhi gang-rape victim dies in Singapore hospital

By Sayed Jawad - Sat Dec 29 2012, 9:55 am

Delhi gang-rape victimAn Indian woman whose gang-rape aboard a bus in New Delhi spawned mass protests has died, according to a doctor who was treating her at a Singapore hospital.

The chief executive of the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore, where she was flown for specialist treatment on Thursday, said she had suffered severe organ failure.

Kelvin Loh added: “Her family and officials from the High Commission of India were by her side. The Mount Elizabeth team of doctors, nurses and staff join her family in mourning her loss.

The woman, whose intestines were removed because of injuries caused by a metal rod used during the rape, has not been identified. She was flown to Singapore on Wednesday night after undergoing three abdominal operations at a local hospital. She had also suffered a major brain injury, cardiac arrest and infections of the lungs and abdomen. “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,” Dr. Loh’s statement said.

The death of a 23-year-old woman who came to symbolize the horrible treatment women face daily in India after she was raped by several men on a moving bus prompted sorrow and rage in India on Saturday morning.

The death spurred an outpouring of sadness in social media, as well as calls for action to ensure her rapists are punished and that Indian society changes so that more women aren’t assaulted, harassed and otherwise mistreated because of their gender.

India, which has more than 1.3 billion people, recorded 24,000 cases of rape last year, a figure that has increased by 25 percent in the past six years. On Thursday, Delhi government officials said they would register the names and photographs of convicted rapists on the Delhi police Web site, the beginning of a national registry for rapists.

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  1. The Delhi Gang-Rape victim died in Singapore for more information

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    woman who has been severely gang-raped in New Delhi lost her life on
    Friday in Singapore, said the chief doctor of Mount Elizabeth Hospital,
    Singapore. This gang-rape case made the entire Indians to know the
    safety of women in the country. This is the case which was taken in to
    consideration and being interrogated but there are many other cases
    which do not came in to light and hence one can understand the critical
    condition of women in the country where women were given utmost respect
    (in the olden days).

    Dr.Kevin Loh, the chief… -

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