Nation unites in mourning death of Delhi braveheart, demands justice for her

India | | December 30, 2012, 1:11 pm
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A man holds a candle as he attends a gathering to mourn the death of the Delhi braveheart in Mumbai. Condoling the death of the girl, both Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi assured that justice would be done and culprits would get harshest of the punishments.

A man holds a candle as he attends a gathering to mourn the death of the Delhi braveheart in Mumbai. Condoling the death of the girl, both Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi assured that justice would be done and culprits would get harshest of the punishments.

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Men and women in Delhi lie down on the ground mimicking dead bodies as they mourn the death of a girl. Thousands of protesters came out on streets in Delhi during the weekend to mourn the death of the woman who was gangraped and beaten in a moving bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago.

Men and women in Delhi lie down on the ground mimicking dead bodies as they mourn the death of a girl. Thousands of protesters came out on streets in Delhi during the weekend to mourn the death of the woman who was gangraped and beaten in a moving bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago.

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A young girl leads a protest march in Delhi while holding torches as they mourn the death of the girl.

A young girl leads a protest march in Delhi while holding torches as they mourn the death of the girl.

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A man and a woman dressed as Lady Justice join mourners in Delhi to demand justice for the braveheart. The placard says,'war for justice'.

A man and a woman dressed as Lady Justice join mourners in Delhi to demand justice for the braveheart. The placard says,'war for justice'.

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The government has been under a lot of pressure since the gangrape incident took place in the city. Youngsters have taken to the streets asking the Centre to bring amendment in the present laws and give harshest punishment to rape accused.

The government has been under a lot of pressure since the gangrape incident took place in the city. Youngsters have taken to the streets asking the Centre to bring amendment in the present laws and give harshest punishment to rape accused.

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Protests continued across India as reports came in that the Delhi braveheart breathed her last at 2.15 am (India time) at a Singapore hospital on Saturday. The protests this time, however, unlike the last weekend, went on peacefully even as people stood by  their demand of capital punishment for the six rape accused. Meanwhile, the last rites of the girl were performed in the national capital on Sunday morning in extreme secrecy and amid high security arrangements.

Protests continued across India as reports came in that the Delhi braveheart breathed her last at 2.15 am (India time) at a Singapore hospital on Saturday. The protests this time, however, unlike the last weekend, went on peacefully even as people stood by their demand of capital punishment for the six rape accused. Meanwhile, the last rites of the girl were performed in the national capital on Sunday morning in extreme secrecy and amid high security arrangements.

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A man ties a black band as he arrives to attend a gathering to mourn the death of a girl in Mumbai. The girl was treated at Safdarjung Hospital for 10 days but even when she didn't show signs of recovery, the doctors and the government decided to move her to Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore but unfortunately she couldn't survive.

A man ties a black band as he arrives to attend a gathering to mourn the death of a girl in Mumbai. The girl was treated at Safdarjung Hospital for 10 days but even when she didn't show signs of recovery, the doctors and the government decided to move her to Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore but unfortunately she couldn't survive.

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Women participate in a candlelight march in Bangalore. Many young girls had come out on streets in Delhi last weekend to protest against rising crimes against women and had braved water cannons and winter chill as Delhi Police tried to disperse them from certain areas in the city.

Women participate in a candlelight march in Bangalore. Many young girls had come out on streets in Delhi last weekend to protest against rising crimes against women and had braved water cannons and winter chill as Delhi Police tried to disperse them from certain areas in the city.

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A man participates in a candlelight vigil at Jantar Mantar to mourn the death of the 23-year-old girl.

A man participates in a candlelight vigil at Jantar Mantar to mourn the death of the 23-year-old girl.

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A woman shouts at a Mumbai policemen as she participates in a protest in the city. The girl along with her male friend was beaten up by six men in a moving bus in New Delhi on the fateful night of December 16. The men later gangraped the girl and then threw both them on the road.

A woman shouts at a Mumbai policemen as she participates in a protest in the city. The girl along with her male friend was beaten up by six men in a moving bus in New Delhi on the fateful night of December 16. The men later gangraped the girl and then threw both them on the road.

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Delhi Police charged six men with murder in the Delhi gangrape case on Saturday. This in addition to accusations that they beat and gangraped the woman in a moving bus nearly two weeks ago in a case that shocked the country. The culprits were charged with murder after the woman died in a Singapore hospital where she had been flown for treatment.

Delhi Police charged six men with murder in the Delhi gangrape case on Saturday. This in addition to accusations that they beat and gangraped the woman in a moving bus nearly two weeks ago in a case that shocked the country. The culprits were charged with murder after the woman died in a Singapore hospital where she had been flown for treatment.

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Women shout slogans as they participate in a rally demanding women's rights and mourning the death of the 23-year-old girl in Kolkata. Crime against women is on a rise in the country with Delhi alone reporting 635 cases in 2012.

Women shout slogans as they participate in a rally demanding women's rights and mourning the death of the 23-year-old girl in Kolkata. Crime against women is on a rise in the country with Delhi alone reporting 635 cases in 2012.

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Sand artist Raj Kapoor holds a candle near a sculpture at the Sangam to pay tribute to the Delhi braveheart in Allahabad. This incident has shook the entire nation which is asking the government to take steps to ensure women's safety.

Sand artist Raj Kapoor holds a candle near a sculpture at the Sangam to pay tribute to the Delhi braveheart in Allahabad. This incident has shook the entire nation which is asking the government to take steps to ensure women's safety.

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Sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik creates a sculpture in Puri, Odisha to pay homage to the Delhi braveheart. The 23-year-old student battled for life for 13 days.

Sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik creates a sculpture in Puri, Odisha to pay homage to the Delhi braveheart. The 23-year-old student battled for life for 13 days.