Brave daughter of India, a true hero: President on Delhi gangrape victim
Describing the 23-year-old gangrape victim who died in Singapore as a ‚Äúbrave daughter of India‚ÄĚ, President Pranab Mukherjee today said all steps to bring the perpetrators of this ‚Äúghastly crime‚ÄĚ to justice should be taken to ensure that her death will not be in vain.
‚ÄúShe was a brave and courageous girl who fought till the very last minute for her dignity and her life. She is a true hero and symbolises the best in Indian youth and women...The nation will mourn the passing of this brave daughter of India,‚ÄĚ the President said in his condolence message.
He appealed for peace and calm and called upon authorities to take all necessary steps to bring the perpetrators of this ghastly crime to justice. The girl, who was gangraped and brutally assaulted by six men in a moving bus in south Delhi, died in a Singapore hospital early this morning after battling for life for the past 13 days.
‚ÄúDeeply distressed‚ÄĚ by the ‚Äúunfortunate demise‚ÄĚ of the girl, he said while conveying his condolences to her parents and family who have faced this adversity with ‚Äúfortitude and grace‚ÄĚ and prayed that they have the strength to bear this loss.
‚ÄúAt the same time, let us resolve that this death will not be in vain. We will do everything possible to ensure that such an incident never happens again,‚ÄĚ he said.