New Delhi On Lockdown After Gang Rape Victim Dies

After India Gang-Rape Victim Dies: Six Men Charged With Murder, New Delhi On Lockdown

Indian police have charged six men with murder after a young woman who was gang raped on a bus in New Delhi died from multiple injuries at a Singapore hospital.

Police spokesman Rajan Bhagat said the six men will face the death penalty if convicted, said The Guardian.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the 23-year-old student was gang-raped on December 16 after a cinema outing with a male friend.

After the pair boarded a bus in Delhi, they were set upon by six men, who repeatedly raped the woman, beat her with an iron bar, then inserted the iron bar into her body causing massive organ damage. The couple were then stripped and thrown off the moving bus by their attackers.

Following a 10-day stay in a hospital in New Delhi, the student was dramatically airlifted to the Mount Elizabeth hospital in Singapore on Thursday. Renowned for its state of the art organ transplant facilities, the woman died early on Saturday morning after the extent of her injuries finally proved too much.

Even though six men have been arrested and charged, India is bracing for more of the daily protests that have sparked in New Delhi, Manipur and other parts of India in response to the attack on the young student, ABC News reports.

Hundreds of protesters have already gathered by India Gate in Delhi. Some carrying placards, some have covered their eyes and/or mouths with cloth, referencing the ‘Hear no evil, See no evil’ policy that many say exists in India regarding sex crimes against women, said the BBC.

Indian protestors hold placards as they take part in a protest to mourn the death of a gang-raped student