Damini (Nirbhaya) – 23 Year-Old Gang Ra*e Victim Dies : Photos
Till now the name and identity of the girl was hidden and she was given names like Nirbhaya or Amanat.
As per information provided on Facebook, her name was Damini.
This young paramedic student was rap*d and beaten up by six men in a moving private bus on night of December 16. She was thrown out of the bus after 30 minutes of torture along with her male friend. They are admitted to Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital the same night.
As per a report in Gujarati Newspaper, Gujarat Samachar, Damini’s family hailed from Madvara Kala village in Baliya district of Uttar Pradesh.
In their tribute to the girl, Today’s, Hindustan Times front page described the girl as an entertainer. She was the brilliant student who gave tuition’s for younger kids when she was 14 to help her lower middle-class parents run their home…. read the entire article below
Hindustan Times (2012-12-30) Page 1 – Tribute to Nirbhaya 23 Year-Old Gang Ra*e Victim
Photos of Damini / Nirbhaya / Amanat – 23 year old Delhi Gang Ra*e Victim :
This is a photo of Damini being treated in Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital.
Her mother seen crying seeing her her daughter’s dead body.
Rest in Peace Damini (1989 – 2012)
She died, but she lit a flame that will bu*n on.
People want justice and want a safer country for women …..
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Death is said to be the great leveller, but not all deaths are equal. The passing of many, not necessarily the poor, is routine, while the weight of other deaths is heavy. Nothing could be heavier for the nation than the sad and tragic death of the 23-year-old woman who was brutally gang- ****d in bus in New Delhi two weeks ago.
The death has united the nation in sorrow and anger. It has triggered protests throughout the country and it has touched everyone, from the President and the Prime Minister, to the young men and women who have spontaneously gathered in Jantar Mantar in New Delhi and other cities across the country.
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, not the most demonstrative of persons, spoke of her personal anguish as “ a woman and a mother” and assured protesters that their “ voice has been heard” and pledged the girl will get justice.
A woman prays as she takes part in a candlelight vigil in Kolkata on Sunday. The victim was cremated at a private ceremony hours after her body was flown home from Singapore
Visibly charged, Sonia said the girl’s courage and spirit would never be forgotten and that it only strengthened “ our resolve to fight to ensure swift and fitting punishment for the perpetrators of such brutal acts”. Gloom descended on the national Capital on Saturday morning when news of the girl’s death began filtering in. She had passed away at 2.15 am IST at Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital.
A special aircraft of Air India was flown to Singapore early on Saturday morning to get back the body and the family of the victim. According to high commission sources, the aircraft is scheduled to leave Singapore at midnight and arrive in India around 3 am on Sunday.
The police immediately locked down the area around India Gate, closing 10 Metro stations and blocking the arterial roads leading to the monument.
But the protesters were not in a mood to confront them. Spontaneously and silently, they began to gather in Jantar Mantar, where they began with a silent protest, which has since been followed by slogan- shouting demanding immediate punishment of the culprits.
Protesters hold candles during a rally in New Delhi. The death has triggered an outpouring of grief and anger across the country
Young Buddhist monks chant as they hold lighted candles during a rally at Tergar Monastry in Bodhgaya
As dusk came, protesters also lighted candles paying homage to the departed soul. A few of them lay down on the road to express their anger at the injustice.
Many protesters wore black bands around their arms, forehead and mouth while others sat together in groups singing patriotic songs urging for change. Students of JNU conducted a silent march from their campus to Munirka — to the site where the girl and her friend had been tricked into getting into the bus in which the gang**** was perpetrated.
There was palpable anger and anguish among those gathered there. Shikha Sharma, a corporate communication officer, said the “ government should appreciate the movement and listen to people rather than total clampdown to suppress people”. The anger was directed at the government placing restrictions on the protest and locking down the India Gate area.
Sonia Gandhi assured protesters that their 'voice has been heard' and pledged for justice for the young woman
Meha, an independent filmmaker, fumed that she was “ protesting for a safer India and restrictions in the Capital only expose the government’s attitude towards people. It seems that they are scared of their own population”. And the protest was not confined to the young. Col K. K. Passi, a retired army man, was in the thick of the protesters and he, too, was angry about the restrictions because he felt that “ these movements are necessary to nudge the conscience of the society as a whole”. Delhi chief minister Sheila Dik**** was the only senior political leader who dared to venture to Jantar Mantar, but she was turned back by the protesters chanting “ go back” and anti- Delhi government slogans.
She tried to reason with the protesters, but to no avail. But before leaving the area, she lit a candle and prayed for the girl’s soul.
Three Delhi Police officers along with officials from the MHA were on the special flight that was sent to Singapore to complete the necessary legal formalities in Singapore, where the post mortem of the girl was conducted.
Dayan Krishnan, a lawyer and counsel in the Delhi high court, has been appointed the special public prosecutor in the **** and ****** case.
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, not the most demonstrative of persons, assured protesters that their ‘ voice has been heard’
“We are very sad to report that the patient passed away peacefully at 4.45 am ( 2.15 am IST) on Dec 29, 2012. Her family and officials from the high commission of India were by her side. The Mount Elizabeth Hospital team of doctors, nurses and staff join her family in mourning her loss.
The patient had remained in an extremely critical condition since admission to Mount Elizabeth Hospital in the morning ( Singapore time) of Dec 27. Despite all efforts by a team of 8 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. 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.
The body of the victim wrapped in a white shroud was moved to the funeral home by workers where she was embalmed before being flown home
Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore where the victim died after suffering from severe organ failure
We are humbled by the privilege of being tasked to care for her in her final struggle. We acknowledge the faith the Indian government and the patient’s family have placed with us to ensure the best care possible, which was provided to her Mount Elizabeth Hospital. We share their huge sadness at her passing and will work with the high commission of India to provide the family support this time of grief”
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The mother of the young Indian woman who died after being ****d by a gang of men was taken to hospital today after collapsing while her daughter was being cremated.
It has also emerged that the 23-year-old trainee physiotherapist planned to marry her boyfriend, who was injured in the same attack, according to her neighbours.
The woman's body was cremated earlier today after an aircraft chartered by the Indian government brought it back to Delhi from the Singapore hospital where she died yesterday while being treated for severe injuries.
Her horrific ordeal has galvanised Indians to demand greater protection for women from ***ual violence with mass demonstrations, candle-lit vigils and street protests with placards, chants and road blocks.
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Tense: The body of a young woman who was gang-****d and brutally beaten on a bus in India's capital has been cremated with riot police standing on guard outside
Poignant: White lilies could be seen in the back of the ambulance as the body was transported through the city
The girl and her boyfriend had spent the evening watching The Life of Pi at a multiplex in the Saket district of Delhi when they were attacked on the bus home on December 16.
It is thought he defended his girlfriend after she was initially verbally abused by a group of six men.
They were then imprisoned on the bus by a gang for around an hour as it was driven around Delhi.
Their brutal assaults were hidden from view by the closed curtains on the bus.
She was also abused with a rod, which left her with horrific internal injuries. The pair were eventually hurled naked from the vehicle as it was still moving.
Aware: The body was cremated amid tight security, police said
Rituals: After the body arrived at the airport, it was taken to the woman's New Delhi home, where police stood guard outside, for religious rituals before being escorted by police to the crematorium
'They had made all the wedding preparations and had planned a wedding party in Delhi,' a neighbour told NDTV.
'We know that she was going to get married in February,' she said. 'The whole neighbourhood was excited about it.'
Today's private ceremony took place with Indian riot policemen standing guard outside the cremation centre in New Delhi.
Fearing the unrest amidst the public anger, the location and timing of the cremation was not disclosed, but it was held soon after the arrival of her body from Singapore on a special Air-India flight.
Her distraught mother collapsed and was admitted to Safdarjung Hospital after her daughter's body was taken away.
Premier Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi, head of the ruling Congress party, were at the airport to receive the body and meet family members of the victim who had also arrived on the flight.
Tragic: The body of the young woman is moved into the funeral home by workers where she was embalmed before being flown home
Coffin: The casket at a funeral home in Singapore which carried the body of the 23-year-old gang-**** victim
After the body arrived at the airport, it was taken to the woman's home in New Delhi for religious rituals before being escorted by police to the crematorium.
Security was tight, with no access to the public or media at the crematorium.
Sheila Dik****, the senior elected leader of New Delhi, and junior home minister R.P.N. Singh placed wreaths beside the body before it was cremated.
Details about the girl's identity have not been released to protect the family.
But The Hindustan Times newspaper described her as a dedicated student who tutored neighbours’ children to boost her family’s income
The parents had sold a plot of land nearby as well as land in their village in Ballia district of eastern Uttar Pradesh to fund their daughter's education.
'Now her elder brother, who is preparing for his engineering entrance exams, has no hope to continue his studies. The family had depended on her future career to see them out of their poverty,' a neighbour called Vimla told IANS.
Solace: An Indian activist prays as she takes part in a candlelight vigil in Kolkata for the gang-**** victim
Candles: Indian people light candles to pay tributes to the 23-year-old in Bhopal, India
Indian police have charged six men with ****** in the December 16 attack, which shocked the country and triggered protests for greater protection for women from ***ual violence.
The six suspects face the death penalty if convicted, in a case that has triggered protests across India and raised questions about lax attitudes by police toward ***ual crimes.
After 10 days at a hospital in New Delhi, the victim, who has not been identified, was taken on Thursday to Singapore's Mount Elizabeth hospital, which specialises in multi-organ transplants.
Sad: Undertakers and hospital staff carry the body of the Indian **** victim into a van as they leave Mount Elizabeth Hospital
Final journey: A police morgue vehicle is parked in front of the Mount Elizabeth hospital in Singapore to retrieve the body
Riot gear: Indian policewomen stand guard at a checkpoint following the death of the gang-**** victim
Staff at Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital said she had died peacefully of multiple organ failure after suffering a heart attack.
‘Despite all efforts by a team of eight specialists to keep her stable, her condition continued to deteriorate,’ Dr Kelvin Loh, the hospital’s chief executive officer added.
‘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.’
Indian High Commissioner, to Singapore T.C.A. Raghanvan told reporters that the scale of the injuries she suffered was 'very grave' and in the end it 'proved too much.'
Doctors initially expected the woman to die quickly. She developed gangrene in her intestines and had to have most of them removed.
Galvanised: Indians watch a girl paint a message during a protest against her attack death
Indian protesters hold candles during a rally in New Delhi. Leaders appealed for calm and security forces headed off fresh unrest by turning the city into a fortress
A group of men lie on the floor as part of the anti **** protests in New Dellhi. Police threw a ring of steel around the centre of the Indian capital after news of the 23-year-old medical student's death
But the medical student defied their expectations. She had three surgeries and was attempting to walk.
Unable to speak she scribbled notes to her family and those who were caring for her.
‘I want to live’ she wrote. But as she fought for life, public fury grew.
Following her death, thousands of Indians lit candles, held prayer meetings and marched through various cities and towns, including New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata, to express their grief and demand stronger protection for women and the death penalty for ****, which is now punishable by a maximum of life imprisonment.
The Times of India have given the woman the name Nirbhaya – meaning fearless one.
After mass demonstrations,officers in Delhi had sealed off all roads which lead to the central India Gate, closed ten metro stations and deployed thousands of officers. One officer died in the protests.
VIDEO Protesters vow to continue fight as gang-**** victim is cremated
Protest: A woman has her mouth taped during a rally to mourn the gang **** victim in New Delhi
Anger: Indian police officials stand alert behind a barricade which covered by a banner calling for capital punishment against **** in New Delhi
The capital has been rocked by protests for days with calls for the government to crack down on crimes against women.
Some demonstrators called for the woman’s attackers to be hanged.
Gatherings of more than five people have been banned in the city centre.
During the days of protests, reports reveal more than 100 people and about 70 officers have been hurt.
Mourning: A protester with a taped mouth displays a moving placard during the rally
Statement: Indian High Commissioner to Singapore, T.C.A. Raghavan speaks to reporters about the death of a young Indian woman
Scene: People walk through the entrance of the Mount Elizabeth hospital in Singapore where a victim of a horrific **** died last night
Police have used batons, teargas and water cannon to try and disperse the demonstrators after the authorities attempted to limit the public gatherings.
Women face daily harassment across India, ranging from catcalls on the streets, groping and touching in public transport, to ****.
The incident has forced India to confront the reality that ***ually-assaulted women are often blamed for the crime, forcing them to keep quiet and discouraging them from reporting it to authorities for fear of exposing their families to ridicule.
A commuter signs a board in protest against the gang ****. Police have arrested six people in connection with the attack and they are all remanded in custody
A protester with hands coloured in fake blood holds a candle during a protest campaign by Youth Congress against the gang **** of the student
Concern: Members of the top organ transplant medical team accompanied the gang **** victim to Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore
Police often refuse to accept complaints from those who are courageous enough to report the ****s, and the rare prosecutions that reach courts drag on for years.
The tragic events has lead the woman chief minister of India's West Bengal state Mamata Banerjee, unveiled plans today for 65 all-female police stations.
Prime minister Mr Singh said yesterday that he was aware of the emotions the attack has stirred, adding that it was up to all Indians to ensure that the young woman's death will not have been in vain.
State of the art: transplant facilities at the Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre in Singapore, where the gang-**** victim underwent treatment, are said to be among the best in the world
Outrage: Indian students protesting today in Kolkata against the treatment of women following the recent gang-**** of a young woman in a moving bus in New Delhi
The outcry over the attack caught the government off-guard and it was slow to react. It took a week for Singh to make a statement, infuriating many protesters who saw it as a sign of a government insensitive to the plight of women.
Ms Gandhi, the ruling party chief, assured the protesters in a statement that the **** victim's death 'deepens our determination to battle the pervasive, the shameful social attitudes and mindset that allow men to **** and molest women and girls with such an impunity'.
Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia director of Human Rights Watch, said the woman's death was a sobering reminder of the widespread ***ual violence in India.
Anger: Despite calls for calm, protestors and police have been involved in violent clashes which have continued more than a week-and-a-half
Silent protest: *** workers, lesbian and gay protestors held a silent march today as people feel too little is being done by police and authorities to protect them
Vigil: Candles were lit in Delhi as silent protestors stood displaying placards, banners and posters
'The outrage now should lead to law reform that criminalises all forms of ***ual assault, strengthens mechanisms for implementation and accountability, so that the victims are not blamed and humiliated,' Ganguly said.
Mr Singh said he understood the angry reaction to the attack and he hoped all Indians would work together to make appropriate changes.
'It would be a true homage to her memory if we are able to channel these emotions and energies into a constructive course of action,' he said.
Attitudes by Indians toward **** are so entrenched that even politicians and opinion-makers have often suggested that women should not go out at night or wear clothes that might be seen as provocative.
Peaceful: Protestors want the government to take action to improve safety for women in India
A statement issued by United Nations spokesman Martin Nesirky said UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon 'offers his sincerest condolences' to the victim's family and 'utterly condemns this brutal crime'.
'Violence against women must never be accepted, never excused, never tolerated,' the statement said. 'Every girl and woman has the right to be respected, valued and protected.'
Mr Ban urged the Indian government to take steps to deter such crimes and bring perpetrators to justice, and to 'strengthen critical services for **** victims', the statement said.
New Delhi: Activists of the All-India Democratic Women's Association and YWCA students take part in a protest march from Rashtrapati Bhawan to India gate against the gang**** of a girl, in New Delhi
Clashes: Police have been criticised for using heavy handed tactics against demonstrators who are demanding better protection of women following the brutal bus gang ****
New Delhi has the highest number of *** crimes among India's major cities, with a **** reported on average every 18 hours, according to police figures.
Government data show the number of reported **** cases in the country rose by nearly 17 percent between 2007 and 2011.
**** victims rarely press charges because of social stigma and fear they will be accused of inviting the attack. Many women say they structure their lives around protecting themselves and their daughters from attack.
Brutal attack: The 23-year-old student was assaulted on a moving bus and has now died from her injuries
The young victim was transferred to a hospital in Singapore but unfortunately doctors reported she died 'peacefully'
Her horrific ordeal has galvanised Indians to demand greater protection for women from ***ual violence with mass demonstrations, candle-lit vigils and street protests with placards, chants and road blocks. One policeman has died in the protests.
Her death comes as another **** victim in India is believed to have committed suicide after police took 14 days to register her case and a further 30 days to make an arrest
The six suspects have all been remanded in custody and two police officers suspended.
In response to the protests, the Indian government has promising to make public the photographs, names and addresses of convicted rapists.
Solidarity: Students take out a candlelight march in support of the gang **** victim in the Capital on Wednesday
Medics' protest: Medical workers protester at LNJP hospital against the recent gang-**** of a young woman in a moving bus in New Delhi
Angered: A protester against the recent gang-**** of a young woman in a moving bus in New Delhi
Death sentence: Indian students are among those calling for the death penalty for those found guilty of the brutal gang-****
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