Delhi gang rape victim dies is Singapore hospital, India grieves
New Delhi: The 23-year-old medical student whose savage gang-rape on a moving bus provoked outrage and protests through India died early this morning in a hospital in Singapore. Her parents were by her side.
At about 3.21 am on Saturday the super speciality hospital in Singapore announced the death of the 23 year old gang rape victim.
Hospital chief executive Kelvin Loh told that she had passed away due to multi organ failure due to “serious injuries to her body and her brain.”. He also added that “she was courageous” in fighting for her life for so long” against the odds “but the trauma to her body was too severe.”
Doctors also told that she had been put on a ventilator as soon as she landed in Singapore as her capacity to breathe on her own had collapsed.The Indian High Commission alerted itsaa superiors in New Delhi at 3.30 am as soon as the news was officially communicated to them. According to the Singapore hospital officials the girl’s family was with her when she breathed her last.
All roads leading to India Gate, Rajpat and Vijaychowk, where violent clashes broke out over the last weekend in the wake of the brutal assault, were barricaded, have been closed. The Delhi Police tightened security across the national capital on Saturday as soon as the news of the death of the victim reached.
The Delhi traffic police posted a tweet early this morning: “Entire central Vista including Rajpath, Vijay Chowk and all road leading to India Gate will be closed for general traffic, Kamal Attaturk Marg also closed. All travellers (sic) are advised to avoid these roads..”
10 metro stations have been closed. These include Rajiv Chowk, Barakhambha Road, Mandi
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