Accessibility options
Back Menu


Gang-rape victim's body cremated

Police stand guard outside a crematorium as the last rites for a 23-year-old rape victim are performed, in New Delhi, India (AP)
Police stand guard outside a crematorium as the last rites for a 23-year-old rape victim are performed, in New Delhi, India (AP)
Novice Buddhist monks light candles in remembrance of an Indian woman who died after being gang raped in a moving bus in Bodhgaya (AP)
Novice Buddhist monks light candles in remembrance of an Indian woman who died after being gang raped in a moving bus in Bodhgaya (AP)


Published: 1:20pm, 28th December 2012
Updated: 6:07pm, 30th December 2012

The body of a young woman who was gang-raped and brutally beaten on a moving bus in India's capital has been cremated.

Indian police have charged six men with murder following the attack, which shocked the country and triggered protests calling for greater protection for women from sexual violence.

The murder charges were laid on Saturday, hours after the woman died in a Singapore hospital, where she had been flown for treatment.

Her body was cremated in a private ceremony in New Delhi soon after its arrival from Singapore on a special Air-India flight.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi, head of the ruling Congress party, were at the airport to receive the body and meet family members of the victim who had also arrived on the flight.

Advertisement starts


Advertisement

Advertisement ends

Travel offers

Add Add
5* Greece holiday
Crazy Bear Stadhampton
Sandbanks Hotel
Millennium Hotel London Baileys
Lakeside Park Hotel & Spa (includes ferry)
The Chambers Park Place
5* all-inclusive Rhodes holiday
Lake Country House Hotel & Spa
Luxury Turkey holiday
5* Fuerteventura holiday


Secret EscapesJoin now for Free

Save up to 70% on luxury hotels and holidays


Skip NHS queues

Skip NHS queues

Protect you and your family with Private Health Insurance. Find the right policy for you.

Earn £17,000 tax free

Earn £17,000 tax free

Save up to 50% on your electricity bills with solar panels in 2013.

Fix Your Finances in 2014

Fix Your Finances in 2014

Plan your spending for the coming year and save

Advertisement starts


Advertisement

Advertisement ends