Indian Rape Victim Dies

From Al Jazeera:

Doctors say a young Indian woman who was gang-raped and severely beaten on a bus in New Delhi has died at a Singapore hospital. A statement by Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth hospital where the 23-year-old victim was being treated said she “died peacefully” early on Saturday. Al Jazeera’s Divya Gopalan, repoting from New Delhi, siad: “She has been in hospital since the attack happened on December 16, she has been in hospital in very serious condition… just a few days ago they said her condition had worsened so they sent her to Singapore for treatment at a hospital that specializes in organ transplants.”

New Year’s resolution #1: In 2013 I am going to be much more critical of cultures that accept or promote misogyny and while we’re at it, homophobia. This is garbage.

UPDATE: The BBC and the Associated Press have stories up now. From the latter:

The woman and a male friend, who have not been identified, were traveling in a public bus after watching a film on the evening of Dec. 16 when they were attacked by six men who took turns to rape her. They also beat the couple and inserted an iron rod into her body resulting in severe organ damage. Both of them were then stripped and thrown off the bus, according to police.

Horrible.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

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