A girl lights candles during a candlelight vigil for the gang rape victim Photo: REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
Her inconsolable father and two brothers lit the funeral pyre at around 8am in a Dwarka crematorium exactly a fortnight after the 23-year-old was savagely beaten up, raped and thrown off a moving bus along with a friend by six men, and only weeks before she was to get married.
She was to marry the friend, a software engineer, in February. “They had made all the wedding preparations and had planned a wedding party in Delhi,” said a close friend.
“She was to get married to the same guy who was attacked on the bus with her,” said another friend she had been shopping with for wedding outfits.
Relatives, friends and neighbours barely had two hours to bid farewell when the body was brought to her south-west Delhi home at around 4am under heavy police guard.
The mother fainted as the ambulance with her daughter’s body was leaving for the cremation ground. “Don’t take my daughter away,” she cried out before collapsing.
She was rushed to local hospital and was released two hours later.
Source: Hindustan Time
In the meantime it is heard that the ‘royal’ rapist is vacationing in Spain but some Italian bootlicking Congi anti-national issued a statement of condolence in his name. – What a shame!