(Image source: Straits Times)

BY JAMAL ANDRESS

The Indian college student whose violent gang rape sparked nationwide protests has died from her injuries. Sky News has the story.

She was taken to a hospital in Singapore for emergency treatment, but tonight, medics there say she has lost what they described as a ‘courageous’ fight.

 

The attack highlighted what women’s rights groups say is India’s sexual violence problem. In New Delhi alone throughout 2012 there have been 600 reported rapes.

 

According to the Gulf Daily News to help deter more rape cases in the city "Photographs, names and addresses of the rapists will be uploaded on the Delhi Police website.” The police went on to say. “We are very serious about dealing with the problem and taking all possible action as early as possible."

 

The crime and subsequent outpouring of support have many analysts hoping the tide is turning in India. Author Miranda Kennedy told PBS this case could give the government an opening to push reform.


“India’s government is very constricted in many ways from what it can do and so unfortunately this hasn’t been made a big case, a big issue of yet so far but this could be the time.”


The Prime Minister has also weighed in on the issue saying...


“Women and girls represent half the population, and our society has not been fair to this half,” Singh said in a speech Thursday. "Their socio-economic status is improving, but gaps persist.”


The victim’s real name has not been released by the police but the people of India have given her a name of their own.


“The name ‘Damini’ ... draws inspiration from a Hindi film on a woman’s fight for justice for a rape victim.”

 

Six people allegedly involved with the attack have been arrested according to Indian officials.

Victim of Violent Gang Rape in India Dies

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Dec 28, 2012

Victim of Violent Gang Rape in India Dies

(Image source: Straits Times)

BY JAMAL ANDRESS

The Indian college student whose violent gang rape sparked nationwide protests has died from her injuries. Sky News has the story.

She was taken to a hospital in Singapore for emergency treatment, but tonight, medics there say she has lost what they described as a ‘courageous’ fight.

 

The attack highlighted what women’s rights groups say is India’s sexual violence problem. In New Delhi alone throughout 2012 there have been 600 reported rapes.

 

According to the Gulf Daily News to help deter more rape cases in the city "Photographs, names and addresses of the rapists will be uploaded on the Delhi Police website.” The police went on to say. “We are very serious about dealing with the problem and taking all possible action as early as possible."

 

The crime and subsequent outpouring of support have many analysts hoping the tide is turning in India. Author Miranda Kennedy told PBS this case could give the government an opening to push reform.


“India’s government is very constricted in many ways from what it can do and so unfortunately this hasn’t been made a big case, a big issue of yet so far but this could be the time.”


The Prime Minister has also weighed in on the issue saying...


“Women and girls represent half the population, and our society has not been fair to this half,” Singh said in a speech Thursday. "Their socio-economic status is improving, but gaps persist.”


The victim’s real name has not been released by the police but the people of India have given her a name of their own.


“The name ‘Damini’ ... draws inspiration from a Hindi film on a woman’s fight for justice for a rape victim.”

 

Six people allegedly involved with the attack have been arrested according to Indian officials.

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