Female student gang-raped on a bus in India’s capital Delhi has died

The woman’s case has sparked public debate as well as several days of protests across India

The 23-year-old had arrived in Singapore on Thursday after undergoing three operations in a Delhi hospital.
The attack earlier this month triggered violent public protests in India that left one police officer dead.
As news of the student’s death spread across social media in India, police sealed off large parts of central Delhi and appealed for calm.

The BBC’s Sanjoy Majumder tweeted that the centre of Delhi resembled a fortress, with armed police and riot troops maintaining a heavy presence.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said he was “very saddened” and promised to channel “emotions and energies” into a course of action.
Six men have been arrested and two police officers have been suspended following the 16 December attack.
A statement from the hospital said the woman “passed away peacefully” early on Saturday with her family by her side.
“The patient had remained in an extremely critical condition since admission to Mount Elizabeth Hospital,” hospital chief executive Kelvin Loh said.
“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.


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