An Indian woman whose gang rape in New Delhi triggered violent protests died of her
injuries Saturday morning in a Singapore hospital. India’s Prime Minister, Manmohan
Singh, said he was “deeply saddened” by the death and said India “genuinely desires
change.” The 23-year-old medical student was severely beaten during the attack on
a city bus two weeks ago, and left in critical condition. On Thursday, she had been
flown to Singapore for specialist treatment.
"It is natural the family is deeply
affected by the loss they have suffered,” said TCA Raghavan, India's High Commissioner
to Singapore. “At the same time, I will say that they have borne this loss with a
great deal of fortitude and understanding. They have repeatedly asked me to say how
inspired they are by the many messages of support and condolences they have received.
And also this reinforces their view that the death of their child will lead to a better
future for all women in India and Delhi."