Badri Pandey, father of Jyoti Pandey, who was gang raped by six men on December 16 says he wants the world to know her name and that he is "proud of her"

Father Of India Gang Rape Victim Reveals Her Name: Blood On Suspects Clothing Links DNA

The father of the Indian gang rape victim who died after multiple injuries from a sustained and savage attack has now publicly revealed her name.

It is Jyoti Singh Pandey.

Her father, Badri Pandey, 53, told The Sunday People, “We want the world to know her real name.”

Interviewed in his ancestral village of Billia in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, far from their second home in Delhi, he added:

“My daughter didn’t do anything wrong, she died while protecting herself. I am proud of her. Revealing her name will give courage to other women who have survived these attacks. They will find strength from my daughter.”

On December 16, Jyoti, 23, and her friend, Awinda Pandey, 28 — who Badri says his daughter did not intend to marry as they were from different castes — boarded a bus in New Delhi after a cinema trip to see the Life of Pi.

During that bus ride, six men repeatedly raped Jyoti, a physiotherapy student, beating her and Awinda with metal rods before stripping them and throwing them off the bus while it was still moving.

Yesterday, in an interview with Zee News, an Indian television network, Awinda said that the attack lasted nearly two and a half hours.

Awinda’s account revealed that the pair lay bleeding and naked on the Delhi street for nearly one hour before a passer-by stopped and actively helped, and a further 45 minutes before police arrived, said The Guardian.

Jyoti Pandey's brutal rape highlights an endemic problem of sexual against women in India
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