Saturday, December 29, 2012

Indian gang-rape teen kills herself, second victim ‘fighting for life’

  • Indian women shout slogans as they protest against a recent gang-rape of a young woman in a moving bus in New Delhi, India
    Mass protests across India are calling for harsher penalties for rapists Saurabh Das/AP
A teenage girl who was among the victims of a recent spate of gang rapes in India has killed herself after being urged to drop her accusations, police and a relative said last night.
The 17-year-old, from the Patiala region in the Punjab, swallowed poison and was found dead on Wednesday. Another gang rape victim, a 23-year-old medical student from Delhi who suffered serious internal injuries during an assault on a bus, was flown to hospital in Singapore for organ transplant surgery yesterday.
The Singapore hospital said this morning that the medical student is “fighting for her life” after suffering ...

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