Prayers continue to be said for Jyoti Singh Pandey

India Gang-Rape Victim’s ‘Dying Declaration’ Will Be Read In Court, Crucially Names The Accused

The 23-year-old student whose gang-rape on a Delhi bus and subsequent death sparked protests across India will speak from the grave in a “dying declaration” that will be read at the trial of her alleged attackers.

Known by a variety of poignant names — among them “Braveheart,” and “India’s daughter” — the young woman, whose real name is Jyoti Singh Pandey, was gang-raped and beaten by six men on December 16 when she boarded a bus with a male friend after a cinema outing.

According to The Telegraph, who have seen a copy of the declaration, Jyoti’s injuries were so severe that 95 percent of her intestines had to be removed.

The physiotherapy intern died at Mount Elizabeth hospital in Singapore, 13 days after being attacked. Jyoti also suffered brain injuries, a heart attack, and abdominal infections.

Five men appeared in court on last Monday and Thursday charged with rape and murder, while the sixth defendant, believed to be aged 17, will be tried separately in a juvenile court.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, lawyers for four of the suspects have said their clients will plead not guilty. They have also claimed the men have been tortured and intimidated by a police force – themselves accused of laissez faire — into making false confessions.

Calls For The Death Penalty For The Six Suspects Accused Of Gang Rape, Murder And Kidnapping Continue To Rage In India