Indian High Commissioner to Singapore T.C.A. Raghavan (R)
speaks to journalists about the condition of an Indian rape
victim who was flown to the country by the Indian
government, at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.
The Indian gang-rape victim whose assault in New Delhi
triggered nationwide protests has died, the Singapore hospital
treating her said today.
"We are very sad to report that the patient passed away
peacefully at 4.45 a.m. on Dec 29, 2012 (local time). Her
family and officials from the High Commission of India were
by her side," Mount Elizabeth Hospital Chief Executive
Officer Kelvin Loh said in a statement.
The 23-year-old medical student, who was severely beaten,
raped for almost an hour and thrown out of a moving bus in
New Delhi on Dec 16, was airlifted to Singapore on Dec. 26
for specialist treatment.
The attack had sparked demonstrations across India,
culminating last weekend in pitched battles between police
and protesters outraged over the lack of safety for women in
"Despite all efforts by a team of eight specialists in Mount
Elizabeth Hospital 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," he added.