Victim Of Gang Rape Cremated Today Did Not Die ‘Peacefully’

shutterstock_120314095The 23-year-old victim of a horrific gang rape in India died this week. Her body was flown back to India today where she was cremated.

The victim “passed away peacefully” with her family and officials of the Indian Embassy by her side, Dr. Kevin Loh, the chief executive of Mount Elizabeth hospital, said in a statement.

“Despite all efforts by a team of eight specialists in Mount Elizabeth Hospital to keep her stable, her condition continued to deteriorate over these two days,” Loh said. “She had suffered from severe organ failure following serious injuries to her body and brain. She was courageous in fighting for her life for so long against the odds but the trauma to her body was too severe for her to overcome.”

The six men who attacked her inserted an iron rod into her body, causing damage so severe she had to be flown to Singapore to a hospital that specializes in organ transplants to have her intestines removed. She suffered a severe lung and abdominal infection, brain injury and a heart attack.

This woman did not die “peacefully.” The last moments of her conscious life were spent in brutal horror and she was robbed of her future by a group of barbaric animals. After her death on Saturday, all six men were charged with murder.

The horrific nature of the crime sent thousands of protesters into the streets and brought to light the terrifying conditions women in India face. If the circumstances around this awful crime ignite a spark of change in this country – she would not have died in vain. But her death was not “peaceful.” No woman should have to face these atrocities to “wake” a government that doesn’t care about their safety and well being into action.

The Indian government failed this woman, and continues to fail all the women who are being raped an average of every 20 minutes. Her blood is on their hands, as is the collective horror that their female citizens face daily.

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  • liberalmediasux

    What a horrific story. They are probably Muslim and will get off because we all know, women can be treated anyway they want and no one has to answer for it. At least she is at peace now.

    • Queenie Kimberly

      Muslim? Really? That’s what you got from this story? You are as stupid as those men are.

    • aditikavarana

      Actually they were all Hindus.

      Completely agree with Queenie below- such stereotypes and assumptions are only adding to a body of ignorance out there; and furthermore seems to be based on an assumption that only Muslim men are bad and others have some sort of better code of respect towards women. This behaviour has nothing to do with religion, but the underlying societal attitude towards women. To some extent, one might say that it is exacerbated by culture, and maybe even economic strata, but to make either kind of assumption is dangerous.

      Here is the complete profile of all 6 accused if you are interested-

    • CrazyFor Kate

      That’s a horrible thing to say. For shame.

  • Victoria

    I thought the same thing when I read the statement. What was peaceful about her last days and hours of life? What was peaceful about her death? I hope she was, indeed, at peace within herself, but…honestly. I think the statement was designed to bring peace to the people who read it, who were grieving on her behalf, but it’s a deceit, no matter the intentions. It’s okay for them to let people have their outrage, and not feel comforted over a “peaceful” end, in such a situation.

  • Paul White

    Her last conscious moments were more horrible than I ever want to imagine. This is not a peaceful exit. This is a horrible exit. I hope the perpetrators die in jail, hopefully painfully (yes, I’m a bad person).

    There is absolutely no excuse for that sort of sadistic, twisted behavior. I do not care about trying to empathize with them. I do care about understanding what leads to high rape rates (how else do you reduce them?) but that isn’t the same as caring about rapist. The hell with them.

  • boots

    I would say the ‘peaceful’ part was probably because she was sedated. After such complicated & extensive surgery, I would be greatly surprised if she was unmedicated in some way.

  • meteor_echo

    I really, really hope that her rapists will die in prison. And hopefully in a slow and painful manner.