Sunday, December 30, 2012

Cremation of rape victim amid anger and grief in India

While there has been much hue and cry in India after a 23 years student was gang raped and tortured in a moving bus, nothing could save her even when she was flown to a Singapore hospital for treatment.

Her body was flown back to India and was hurriedly cremated amid anger and grief, early Sunday morning today. The funeral pyre was lit by her sobbing father at a crematorium in Dwarka after relatives and friends said their final prayers at a ritual at the house where the girl lived in Delhi.

In a bid to tame down the emotions, her body was received by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi in the early hours.

Read more about it at: The Indian Express
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