India gang-rape victim’s family want killers executed

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Officials (R) look at the coffin will contain the body of the dead Indian gang-rape victim, at a funeral parlour in Singapore on December 29, 2012 before being fly back to India. The victim, 23, died in Singapore after suffering severe organ failure, the hospital treating her said, in a case that sparked widespread street protests over violence against women. AFP /ROSLAN RAHMAN

NEW DELHI–The family of a murdered Indian gang-rape victim will not rest until her killers are hanged, her brother said in an interview published on Monday.

“The fight has just begun. We want all the accused hanged, and we will fight for that, till the end,” the brother told the Indian Express.

Six men are facing murder charges after allegedly luring the 23-year-old onto a bus in New Delhi on December 16 and then taking it in turns to rape her before throwing her out of the moving vehicle.

She died of her injuries in a Singapore hospital on Saturday and was cremated back in Delhi on Sunday morning.

Speaking to the same newspaper, the young woman’s father spoke of the impact of the tragedy on the family, saying her mother is consumed by grief.

“My wife had hardly eaten in the last two weeks,” said the father.

“She was exhausted… I think she was not ready to face the shock of our daughter’s death, despite doctors always telling us that she was serious. She cried intermittently all of Saturday, but it got worse on the flight back home.”

The father said he too was struggling to accept the news.

“It is too painful. I have not gone inside her room. She was born in this house. Her books, clothes they are all here,” he said.

“It is hard to believe I will never hear her voice again, she will never read books to me in English again.”

India does have the death penalty on its statute book although executions are rarely carried out.

Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the only surviving gunman of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, was hanged last month but it was the first execution for eight years.

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  • Ryan Yturriaga

    “Because some men aren’t looking for anything logical, like money. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.” – Alfred Pennyworth

  • jinx

    Parang pinas lang din tong india. Dahil sa laki ng populasyon, hindi makaka-ahon sa kahirapan kahit andaming kababayan na nagtratrabaho sa ibang bansa. Pinas at india magkakasamang exporters ng menial jobs abroad dahil sa laki ng populasyon. Akala mo gaganda ang ekonomiya nila, bagkos dumadami pa lalo mahihirap, iskwater at krimen!

    • Nelson2012

      Jinx, 
      Dont understimate the Indian nationals? – their economy is much progressive than our country.

      Kasama ko dito sa Dubai ay karamihan ay indiano, pero magalang sila. matittipid kuntra sa pinoy na maluho sa kagamitan/hambog. highly skilled sila sa computers at programming, Dito sa Dubai, investors ang mga Indiano, at sa GCC countries at Africa. 

      Within 10years possibli na maslalong aangat ang economiya nila kaysa atin dahil ang present Prime Minister (Singh) ay malawak ang kaalaman at ang future ng bansa nila ang priority compared sa atin na lahat ng President ay priority ang pamilya dynasty at corrupt.  

      Malayo tayo sa economic progress ng bansa nila, sila ay tahimik hindi kagaya ng Chinese yumaman lang ng kaunti, halos kunin niyang lahat ang China Sea.

      Hindi mo ba alam na ang India at Vietnam ay may joint oil/gas exploration sa china sea – kaya hindi basta basta ang china na gumawa ng maling desisyun at manakot ng ibang bansa.

      • jinx

         Sabi mo, within ten years, posible na mas lalo aangat ekonomiya nila. Lam mo, sinabi na yan ten years ago, wala pa ring nangyari, developing country pa rin ang India tulad ng Pinas.  Actually umangat naman ekonomiya nila, pero hindi talaga ma-accommodate lahat sa dami ng tao.  Mahihila pababa ang bansang congested ng tao…. kaya tulad ng Pinas, kahit sa Olympics kulelat din ang India kahit isang bilyon pa sila.

  • el_latigo

    Now who among us will not reconsider the reimposition of the death penalty when such atrocious and heinous crime such as this happens, may heaven forbid, in this country? Gang-raped, mutilated and now dead. What do the pakylamerong Damasings of this country have to say about this? Kung ganito ang mangyari sa kapatid o mga anak ninyong babae hindi rin ba ninyo nanaising mabitay ang mga hayop, hindi taong, mga kriminal na gang rapist tulad ng mga Indians na ito?

  • NAGMAMARUNONG

    THOSE 6 MONSTERS SHOULD BE HANGED TWICE. Once for rape and second for murder! PLS. DO NOT LET THE CHURCH INTERVENE.

    • $5699914

       Nagmamarunong ka na naman…church na naman ang pinupuntirya mo…alam mo ba ang major religion sa India ay hindi catholic/christianity?

      Sa laki ng galit mo sa ctholic church, lahat ng klase ng news pinapatulan mo makapag-post ka lang ng black propaganda mo against catholicism.
      Naghahabol ka ng quota for your daily stipend?

  • hosay

    yung mga PANA kahit poste na me palda, titirahin, kulang  ng mga babae sa india cozl the girl family pays the dowry to the man for an arrange marriage. so most of the poor indian family abort the pregnancy once they know the the child is a girl.

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