Google lights candle for the ‘Delhi braveheart’

By : |December 31, 2012 0

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.

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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.