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Indian gang rape victim’s body cremated privately

December 31, 2012 • World News


Novice Buddhist monks light candles in remembrance of an Indian woman who died after being gang raped in a moving bus, in Bodhgaya, India, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. The young woman was cremated Sunday amid an outpouring of anger and grief by millions across the country demanding greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP Photo/Manish Bhandari)

NEW DELHI (AP) — A young woman who died after being gang-raped and beaten on a bus in India’s capital was cremated privately as millions of grieving, angry residents demanded greater protection for women from sexual violence.

The cremation took place during a private ceremony in New Delhi soon after the woman’s body arrived in the capital Sunday on a special Air India flight from Singapore, where she died at a hospital Saturday after being sent for medical treatment.

The attack has forced India to confront the reality that sexually assaulted women are often blamed for the crime, forced to keep quiet and discouraged from going to authorities for fear of Login to read more

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