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Body of gang-rape victim arrives in India

by fwire  Dec 30, 2012 06:15 IST

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New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) A special plane carrying the body of the 23-year-old gang-raped physiotherapist intern arrived in India from Singapore early Sunday.

The chartered Air India plane touched down at Delhi airport around 4 a.m. The parents of the woman were also accompanying the body.

Earlier in Singapore, the body was embalmed after a post-mortem and placed in a special casket for being flown to India.

The woman was tortured and gang-raped by six men on Dec 16. She was in Safdarjung Hospital for 10 days before being flown to Singapore for treatment when her condition deteriorated. She died early Saturday.