India gang-rape victim in Singapore for treatment

Published Dec 27, 2012 03:31am

This general view shows the entrance to Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on December 27, 2012. An Indian student who was left fighting for her life after being brutally gang-raped in New Delhi was being flown to Singapore for treatment at Mount Elizabeth, doctors and a report said late on December 26. — Photo by AFP

SINGAPORE: An official says a young woman who was gang-raped and brutally beaten on a moving bus in the Indian capital has been flown to Singapore for treatment for severe internal injuries.    

The Indian High Commission, or embassy, official said the woman arrived on Thursday morning from New Delhi. The official cannot be named because of embassy rules. The official said more details will be released later.

The Dec 16 rape of the woman, who is still in a critical condition, triggered widespread protests in New Delhi and other parts of the country. Demonstrations in the heart of New Delhi were frequently been quelled by police tear gas and water cannons, and one policeman died in clashes with the mobs.

All six suspects in the case have been arrested.


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