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Indian gang-rape victim dies in Singapore: hospital

An Indian woman whose gang-rape on a bus in New Delhi sparked widespread street protests died Saturday in Singapore after suffering severe organ failure, the hospital treating her said.\n

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31st December 2012 21:38

Alessia Valenza

Authorities in India have been preparing for the possibility her death could ignite more protests after riot police were deployed on the capital’s streets in the wake of the attack amid simmering anger at the daily dangers women face.

The 23-year-old was airlifted to Singapore on Thursday after she was attacked by six men on a bus in New Delhi on December 16, raped, hit with an iron bar, and thrown from the vehicle.

Some Indian medics had criticised the decision to move her.

"We are very sad to report that the patient passed away peacefully at 4.45 am (2045 GMT) on 29 Dec 2012," Kelvin Loh, the chief executive of Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital, said in a statement.

"Her family and officials from the High Commission of India were by her side."

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