India's Shame

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The victim's body leaves the New Delhi airport in an ambulance after an attempt to save her life in a hospital in Singapore

In the early morning of Dec. 30, a quiet ceremony took place in New Delhi amid tight security. Police in helmets and fatigues kept the media scrum at bay while a young woman, the victim of a chilling gang rape in the capital, was cremated. Just hours before the funeral, her body was flown back to India from a Singapore hospital, where she had been treated for the ultimately fatal injuries inflicted on her by her six attackers. Her family's farewell was private, but her rape and subsequent death were not. They sparked grief and soul-searching across the country...

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