Friday, 28 December 2012

Delhi Rape Case Incident - Damini died after fighting for 12 days against her injuries

Its really a point of shame not just for Indians but every human being as the girl who was fighting for her life after being gang raped in Delhi on 16 December 2012 has been declared dead by the doctors at Mount Elizabeth HospitalSingapore where she was shifted on 26th December for further treatment from Safdarjang hospital, New Delhi.. Doctors at Singapore hospital said the victim's condition worsened with signs of multiple organ failure. She also got infection in the lungs and abdomen as well as an injury to the brain. The victim after battling with the injuries for over 12 days died at 2:15 am IST on 29 December.


The victims, a 23-year-old physiotherapy student and her male friend, were on their way home after watching a movie in Saket in South Delhi. They boarded a bus that was being driven by joyriders at about 9.30 pm. The woman became suspicious when the bus deviated from its normal route and its doors were shut. When she objected, the group of six men already on board taunted the couple.
When the victim's friend tried to intervene, he was gagged and knocked unconscious with an iron rod. The men then dragged the woman to the rear of the bus and raped her while the bus drove, hitting her with the rod several times. Medical reports later suggested that the woman suffered serious injuries to her abdomen, intestines and genitals due to assault and penetration using a blunt object suspected to be the same rod. That rod was later described by police as being a rusted, L-shaped implement of the type used with a wheel jack. Finally, the gang threw the two from the moving bus, and one of the perpetrators later cleaned the vehicle. Police impounded it the next day.
The woman and her friend were found by a passerby on the road, partially clothed and unconscious, around 11 pm. The passerby phoned Delhi Police, who took the couple to hospital, where the woman was given emergency treatment and placed on mechanical ventilation.


Delhi gang rape case has certainly left many cry thinking of the assault that Damini (name given to her by media) had to undergo. Whole country is protesting to get justice for Damini by givng capital punishment to Rapists. Students from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University and Jamia Milia demonstrated outside Shiela Dikshit's residence against the government's failure to curb the rising number of such crimes against women.

On 22 December 2012, Protests against the gang-rape pick up with nation wide outrage on the incident. Thousands gather at India Gate. Later on protest turned violent. Protesters had to face police's water cannons and tear gas shells.Protest were carried out in many places in the country including Delhi, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore.

The above photo shows protesters at Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh on 24 December, 2012. The protest was organised by an NGO Awaaz and 
Rotaract Club of GJ-IMT. Mohali.

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Saksham Duggal
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