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India Gang Rape Victim Has Died, Says Hospital: Fresh Protests Feared

A 23-year-old student who was gang-raped on December 16 in New Delhi has died in a Singapore hospital

A 23-year-old woman who was gang-raped on a bus in Delhi and left with severe internal injuries has died, said an official spokesman at the Mount Elizabeth hospital in Singapore.

The victim arrived at the hospital — renowned for its state of the art transplant facilities — on Thursday, after being flown by air ambulance from Safdarjang hospital in New Delhi.

According to the BBC, a statement by Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth hospital’s Chief Executive officer, Kelvin Loh, said:

“”We are very sad to report that the patient passed away peacefully at 4.45am on 29 December, 2012 [4.45pm GMT Friday]. Her family and officials from the High Commission of India were by her side.”

“Despite all efforts by a team of eight specialists to keep her stable, her condition continued to deteriorate over these two days. She had suffered from severe organ failure following serious injuries to her body and brain.”

“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. We are humbled by the privilege of being tasked to care for her in her final struggle.”

Since the December 16 attack, daily protests in New Delhi, Manipur, and other parts of India have brought women’s and student groups, and ordinary Indians together in calls for the government to address the endemic problem of sex crimes against Indian women, said the Associated Press.

The victim, who was travelling with a male friend, was raped by six men on a moving bus, beaten with an iron rod — it was then inserted into her body — before the couple were stripped naked and thrown off the bus while it was moving.

Six men have been arrested over the gang rape, and two police officers were subsequently suspended. An inquiry into these events is now underway and is being led by retired judge Usha Mehra, the BBC reported earlier in the week.

The young woman’s injuries were horrific. It was reported by The Press Trust of India (via The Guardian) that the victim was left with severe intestinal and abdominal injuries after the attack.

Earlier this week, Mount Elizabeth hospital said that the victim had suffered “significant brain injury,” said Reuters. She had already undergone three surgeries during her 10-day stay in Safdarjang hospital.

News of the student’s death comes just one day after Ratanjit Pratap Narain Singh, India’s junior Home Minister, announced so-called “name and shame” plans to post the names, addresses, and photographs of the convicted rapists on the Delhi Police website.

It is believed India will now be bracing for fresh protests in the wake of this tragedy with Delhi “on edge” since weekend clashes, The Guardian notes.

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One Response to “India Gang Rape Victim Has Died, Says Hospital: Fresh Protests Feared”

  1. Satish Chandra


    (Dec. 28. 2012) It is being put out that the victim suffered "significant brain injury" from the cardiac arrest she suffered hours before being flown out of India, so she will not be able to identify the attackers who, therefore, cannot be convicted at least of the more serious charges such as attempt to murder. The cardiac arrest was concocted to claim that she was flown out of India in a rush — since any organ transplants could not take place until months later — to provide her with the best possible treatment and not to avoid an independent medical examination which would have shown that there were no injuries to her intestines or other internal organs, no surgeries and no gang rape. Such an examination can only take place before she is declared to have died and been cremated. So they are preparing to announce her death, announcing that her pulse rate and heart beat have fallen to 30 and 25.

    (Dec. 26, 2012) Like the RAW-dictated false autopsy report of severe injuries on the police constable who died during protests and the Lohia Hospital doctors who found no injuries on the constable ordered to report to police station with all their records to be intimidated and forced to alter them, the victim of the fabricated gang rape has been flown to Singapore to avoid an independent medical examination that I suggested on December 25 '12 that would have been easy in India — though not by Naresh Trehan who works with RAW and took care of Anna Hazare during his RAW-sponsored fake fasts I have described at JoinIndiaWarOfIndependenceDOTblogspotDOTcom — which would have shown that there were no injuries to her intestines or other internal organs, no surgeries and no gang rape, to be treated by CIA-controlled American-British doctors and undergo fictitious organ transplants which will explain the absence of injuries to the internal organs and, if necessary, a fictitious death with a CIA-RAW-created autopsy report.

    (December 19, 2012): The outrage at the gang rape and brutalization of a girl in New Delhi has been engineered and the incident itself fabricated by RAW to divert attention from its trafficking of Indian children to be used as food: RAWsTraffickingOfIndianChildrenDOTblogspotDOTcom. There is a large and growing market for the meat of Indian children in certain countries. A large number of Indians in the Meerut area and elsewhere are employed in this industry — the busting of "a 150-member gang, which allegedly used to slaughter abducted children, roast their bodies and eat them after failing to strike a handsome deal with child traffickers" was reported at : dailyDOTbhaskarDOTcom/article/UP-another-horror-nithari-like-vampires-exposed-in-meerut-2878885DOThtml. The plans for Walmart's entry into India include a vast expansion of this industry, setting up better and more efficient supply chains and processing plants within India; at present the children are taken out of India to be processed.

    Chief Minister Sheila Dick-shit knows the gang rape was fabricated by RAW and so is saying she did not have the "courage" to meet the victim, so she can say later she never saw the victim and so did not know the gang rape was fabricated. The police are being "evasive" as the High Court said because the police know the gang rape was fabricated by RAW.

    (December 25, 2012) An independent medical examination of the victim will show that there were no injuries to her intestines or other internal organs, no surgeries and no gang rape.

    Rahul Gandhi's gang rape of Sukanya Devi has been covered up: RahulGandhiRapesSukanyaDOTblogspotDOTcom.

    Satish Chandra

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