I thrashed and kicked... but they were boiling in anger and murmuring 'kill': Ordeal of Indian gang rape victim in her own words as she lay dying
|A woman displays a placard during a protest at the death of the 23-year-old gang rape victim, stating that Delhi is still unsafe|
Protesters express anger at the fact that rape is one of India's most common crimes against women. Marital rape is now illegal in India but it is still widespread
Tense: The body of a young woman who was gang-raped and brutally beaten on a bus in India's capital was cremated but her family say she could have survived
pictured at a protest in Bangalore as a 16-year old claims she was raped in
similar circumstances to that of a 23-year-old student who died after being
gang-raped on a bus in Delhi|
White lilies could be seen in the back of the ambulance as the body was
transported through the city|
Rituals: After the body arrived at the airport, it was taken to the woman's New Delhi home, where police stood guard outside, for religious rituals before being escorted by police to the crematorium
body of the young woman is moved into the funeral home by workers where she was
embalmed before being flown home|
|Coffin: The casket at a funeral home in Singapore which carried the body of the 23-year-old gang-rape victim|
An Indian activist prays as she takes part in a candlelight vigil in Kolkata
for the gang-rape victim|
|Candles: Indian people light candles to pay tributes to the 23-year-old in Bhopal, India|
Sad: Undertakers and hospital staff carry the body of the Indian rape victim into a van as they leave Mount Elizabeth Hospital
|Final journey: A police morgue vehicle is parked in front of the Mount Elizabeth hospital in Singapore to retrieve the body|
Riot gear: Indian policewomen stand guard at a checkpoint following the death of the gang-rape victim
‘Despite all efforts by a team of eight specialists to keep her stable, her condition continued to deteriorate,’ Dr Kelvin Loh, the hospital’s chief executive officer added.
‘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.’
Indian High Commissioner, to Singapore T.C.A. Raghanvan told reporters that the scale of the injuries she suffered was 'very grave' and in the end it 'proved too much.'
Doctors initially expected the woman to die quickly. She developed gangrene in her intestines and had to have most of them removed.
|Galvanised: Indians watch a girl paint a message during a protest against her attack death|
protesters hold candles during a rally in New Delhi. Leaders appealed for calm
and security forces headed off fresh unrest by turning the city into a fortress
|A group of men lie on the floor as part of the anti rape protests in New Dellhi. Police threw a ring of steel around the centre of the Indian capital after news of the 23-year-old medical student's death|
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