Gang-rape victim's mother admitted to hospital

The distraught mother of the young trainee physiotherapist, who was brutally gang-raped in the capital early this month, collapsed and was admitted to Safdarjung Hospital after her daughter's body was taken away for cremation.

"As soon as the body was taken away for cremation, she collapsed," Vimla, a neighbour of the family, told IANS.

The body of the gang-rape victim, who became the focus of countrywide prayers and protests, was cremated here early Sunday soon after it was flown in from Singapore at 3.30 a.m.

Since last evening, a large number of people, mostly neighbours, had assembled outside the family's house in southwest Delhi's Mahavir Enclave to condole the woman's death.

The 23-year-old woman was brutally assaulted and gang-raped Dec 16 by six men in a moving bus before being thrown out of the vehicle. She battled for life - first in Safdarjung hospital here and then in a Singapore hospital -- before succumbing Dec 29.

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