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India mourning her daughter’s death

Candle LightThe 23-year-old medical student whose savage gang-rape on a moving bus in Delhi triggered outrage and protests through India died in a hospital in Singapore at 4.45 local time (2.15 India time). Two days back she was shifted to Singapore for the best medical facilities.Her parents were by her side at the time of her death.

After the monstrous attack on her on December 16, a grid of anger and grief fastened cities across India.

In messages that she scribbled for her family while on life support systems, she reportedly asked if the six men who had damaged her so badly that her intestines had to be removed had been caught and punished.

“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,” a statement by the Mount Elizabeth hospital said. .

“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,” said the statement by Kelvin Loh, CEO of the hospital.

She endured three major surgeries, brain injury and a cardiac arrest at a Delhi hospital before experts decided to move her in an air ambulance to Singapore, where she was treated at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital.

On December 16, the student and a male friend boarded a bus after watching a film when they were attacked by six men who took turns to rape her. They also beat the couple with an iron rod.Almost an hour later, the couple was thrown from the bus, battered and bleeding; a passer-by phoned the police for help.

The 23-year-old had persuaded her parents to sell their small piece of land in the state of Uttar Pradesh so she could move to Delhi to study medicine. Since then, they said recently, their meals are very often rotis with namak (bread with salt). Their two sons are studying.

She wanted to live, she said to her parents when they met at Hospital at New Delhi.But inhuman brutality which crossed all limits of this civilized world, snatched her life. It is so saddening that a young girl lost her life as a result of such inhuman  brutality. We have no words for condolences. May rest her soul in peace.

Delhi_gang-rape_victim_dies_generic_295Photo Credit : NDTV

 
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Posted by on 30/12/2012 in Crime, India

 

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A heart wrenching story

A girl aged about 12 years, standing on a railway platform, tears rolling down from her eyes. The train left the platform and disappeared soon. No, it is not a scene of seeing off somebody. Neither its a case of lost in the crowd.

Her parents just boarded a train leaving her on the platform. Before boarding the train, parents told her “look, you are not returning with us, this place would be your address now”. They boarded the train and disappeared from the scene. She started crying helplessly on the platform..

The Parents abandoned her just because she is a girl child. After 12 years of bringing her up, they left her. Humanity and human feelings did not deter them from abandoning a grown up daughter. The girl was lucky enough that they did not kill her and allowed her to let live.

Standing on the hard ground of reality, her tears dried up soon. She realized that her parents abandoned her and made her homeless and orphan. She could not tell the address from where they came.

However, God sent kindhearted persons came forward for her rescue. When one door closes, another opens, and may be true that God never closes all the doors at a time, just takes some time to find it out.

 
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Posted by on 20/02/2008 in Crime, girl, Girl child, Orphan, Society

 
 
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