Indian gang-rape victim dies in Singapore

Singapore, Dec 29 (IANS) A 23-year-old woman who was shifted to Singapore after

being brutally raped and tortured in the Indian capital passed away early Saturday,

the Mount Elizabeth Hospital announced.

"We are very sad to report that the patient passed away peacefully at 4.45 a.m.,"

hospital official Kelvin Loh said in a statement.

"Her family and officials from the High Commission of India were by her side," Koh

said.

The woman, who had remained in extremely critical condition since being shifted from

New Delhi Thursday, could not recover from the multiple organ failure she had

suffered in the Dec 16 gang-rape, doctors said.

"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."