Nirbhaya, the 23-year-old victim of Delhi gang rape, who died on Saturday morning following multiple organ failure at Singapore hospital, was cremated at a private ceremony on Sunday morning at Delhi.
"The body arrived this morning and the cremation has been done," a home ministry spokesperson said but refused to reveal further details.
The victim’s body was consecrated after post-mortem and preserved in a special casket before sending to India in a chartered Air India aircraft, which was accompanied by her parents.
Nirbhaya, who was battling for her life for last two weeks after being attacked and raped brutally on a moving bus by sex men in New Delhi two weeks ago, went her initial treatment at Safdarjung Hospital before being flown to a Singapore hospital for treatment when her condition deteriorated.
The incident of gangrape and murder has triggered a emotion of grief and anger across India which has led to massive protests in every part of the nation especially in the capita Delhi, where the incident took place.
-With inputs from IANS
InduDecember 31, 2012 at 10:58 AM