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BANGALORE, INDIA: Google has paid a tribute to 'The Delhi braveheart', the 23-year-old rape-victim who died in Singapore on Saturday after battling for life over the last few days.

The Google India homepage features a candle below the search box with the text 'In memory of the Delhi braveheart'. The body of the gang-rape victim, who became the focus of countrywide protests and prayers, was cremated early Sunday soon after it was flown in from Singapore at 3.30 a.m. Since Saturday evening, a large number of people have assembled at various places in Delhi to offer their condolences.

The 23-year-old woman was brutally assaulted and gang-raped Dec 16 by six men in a moving bus in south Delhi before being thrown out of the vehicle. She battled for life -- first in Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi and then in a Singapore hospital -- before dying of her injuries Dec 29.

On hearing the news of the girl's death, India plunged into deep mourning. Youths across states, who have been protesting, are demanding speedy justice, more stringent anti-rape laws and better security for women.

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