Delhi gang-rape victim cremated; public kept at bay
New Delhi, Dec 30: Amid outpouring of anger and grief in the country, the body of the 23-year-old gang-rape victim was flown here from Singapore early Sunday morning and cremated within hours.
The mortal remains were flown to the capital in a Special Aircraft of Air India and after landing at IGI airport, the plane was taken to its technical area where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi were present to receive the body.
Both Singh and Gandhi spoke to the family members and consoled them.
The body was then taken to her residence and religious rituals were performed before taking it to a crematorium in the neighbourhood amid heavy deployment of Delhi Police and RAF personnel. The cremation took place under a dense cover of fog.
Minister of state for Home Affairs RPN Singh, West Delhi MP Mahabal Mishra, Delhi BJP chief Vijender Gupta were also present at the cremation. Media was not allowed in the crematorium.
A Special aircraft of Air India carrying the mortal remains of the victim, who died in Mount Elizabeth hospital last morning, landed at IGI airport here at around 3.30 am.
The girl, a physiotherapy student, was gang-raped and brutally assaulted allegedly by six men in a moving bus in south Delhi on December 16 night. She died last morning.
While undergoing treatment at Safdarjung hospital, she was shifted to the Singapore hospital for further treatment.
On the chartered plane, sent by the Indian government, were her family members who have been in Singapore since the girl was brought to the hospital here in an extremely critical condition.
The victim, who underwent three surgeries, had damaged internal organs in the assault. She also suffered a cardiac arrest and brain injury.
Police have slapped murder charges, which has death penalty in rarest of rare cases, against the six accused and will file the chargesheet against them on January 03.
Investigators said they will seek the harshest punishment for the culprits.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 30 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 30 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 31 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM NATIONAL
- Delhi gang-rape victim cremated; public kept at bay
- Qazigund-Banihal track to open by March: IRCON
- Fog affects 130 flights at IGI
- 13 journalists killed in Pak,5 in India
- Anti-rape draft bill proposes 30 years jail
- Top 15% in NET merit list eligible for lectureship: UGC
- NCTC,Kasab, Naxal violence keep Home Ministry busy in 2012
Varsity Authorities Indecisive On Taking Financial Assistance From UGC
Srinagar, Dec 30: Kashmir University authorities are indecisive on accepting the financial assistance from the University Grants Commission (UGC) for running a human rights course at the varsity More
- Srinagar City
Eco-friendly measure aimed to naturally filter lake’s inflow waters
ARIF SHAFI WANI
Srinagar, Dec 30: Government has created buffer zones around Dal Lake to prevent heavy inflow of obnoxious nutrients, silt and Azolla from its catchment areas. Excessive siltation and nutrient inflow More
Demise Widely Condoled
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Dec 30: Former Additional Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police, SS Ali, passed away Sunday morning at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences at New Delhi after brief illness. Various More
- South Asia
REZAUL H LASKAR
Islamabad, Dec 30: The Pakistani Taliban have gunned down 21 security personnel at a cricket ground after abducting them from check posts near the northwestern city of Peshawar, officials said today.The More
20000 consumers suffer
Watapora (Bandipora), Dec 30: The electric sub division catering to thousands of consumers in this north Kashmir area is virtually defunct from the past few months owing to the “sub standard More