The 23-year-old girl, who put up a brave battle for life after she was gangraped and brutally assaulted in a Delhi bus a fortnight ago that had created a nationwide outrage, died early this morning in a hospital.
The girl, was admitted to the well-known multi-organ transplant facility Mount Elizabeth Hospital on Thursday morning in an extremely critical condition, breathed her last at 4:45 AM (2:15 AM India time). She was earlier treated at the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi.
"We are very sad to report that the patient passed away peacefully at 4.45am on 29 Dec 2012 (Singapore time)," the hospital's Chief Executive Officer Dr Kelvin Loh said in a statement.
"Her family and officials from the High Commission of India were by her side. The Mount Elizabeth Hospital team of doctors, nurses and staff join her family in mourning her loss," the statement said.
The body has been moved to the mortuary in the Singapore General Hospital for completion of some formalities since she is a foreigner, sources said.
The family of the girl wants the body to be taken to India, Indian High Commissioner T C A Raghavan told reporters. He said the girl, who was conscious, fought a brave battle till the end. She was brought to Singapore for being provided good medical treatment.
Dr Manmohan Singh @PMOIndia
"While she may have lost her battle for life, it is up to us all to ensure that her death will not have been in vain."
Amitabh Bachchan @SrBachchan
T 974 - 'Amanat', 'Damini' just a name now .. her body has passed away, but her soul shall shall forever stir our hearts !!!
Vijay Mallya @TheVijayMallya
V don't know you.V don't know your name. The only thing v know is that u were one of us. U suffered beyond imagination. We pray that you RIP
Manoj Bajpayee @BajpayeeManoj
With her death this country died many deaths!may she rest in peace !very depressing moment for the entire country.
Gul Panag @GulPanag
Woke up to news I have been dreading. May our Hero rest in peace, and may God give her family strength. #delhigangrape
taslima nasreen @taslimanasreen
Was she sent to Singapore to die in a distant place? But ppl don't need to carry her dead body in procession, they have her story.
Sagarika Ghose @sagarikaghose
Utterly sad that #braveheart could no longer fight death.Lets pay tribute by making this tragedy a turning point for us all #singapore
Shekhar Kapur @shekharkapur
Her greatest betrayal is that we will forget. Political systems greatest hope is we will forget.R only redemption is if we do not forget
Pritish Nandy @PritishNandy
If this one death teaches us all to be more humane, more compassionate, it would be but a lesson learnt.If you are the wife, daughter, mother of any Govt servant, bureaucrat, policeman, army officer, judge, urge him to do his job... I do not know her name. I do not know her religion. All I know is that we are all responsible for her death....
Derek O'Brien @quizderek
29.12.2012 is India's day of shame.We let down that girl,really,really badly.Those five thugs will hang.But how will we punish ourselves?
dilip cherian @DILIPtheCHERIAN
It's not about Politics, it's about Society. not Security for the Elite, but Security for Everyone..this time of Grief,of Shame,of Sorrow
Shashi Tharoor @ShashiTharoor
Deeply saddened by the passing of our brave sister in Singapore. She waged a courageous battle for life&galvanized a cause that will not die
Ambassador Rao @NMenonRao
"Death Be Not Proud...One short sleep past,we wake eternally,&death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die." RIP our brave little sister.
Vijay Mallya @TheVijayMallya
Government spends thousands of crores on subsidies n populist schemes.Why cannot our country have the very best super speciality medicare ?
Nirbhaya died but she woke us up to what is horribly wrong in our country. No more we shall participate in a conspiracy of silence.
Narendra Modi @narendramodi
Deeply saddened & distressed by the news of India's braveheart daughter passing away. My deepest condolences with her family.
1) Every police person/formation must hold a prayer & apologize to people of india for collective failure to combat crimes against women!
We will miss you Damini; but, your martyrdom will continue to inspire us for a better deal for women. RIP.
Woman your silence will not protect you. Speak or be silenced forever. Rage!
Question is if they can't keep their house clean, how can we expect them to clean society?
India's daughter, fighter till the end RIP. India has died a thousand deaths. In her death, she lives. In her death, India lives with shame
Woke up to news I have been dreading. May our Hero rest in peace, and may God give her family strength.
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