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Delhi gang-rape accused shifted to high-security cells in Tihar Jail

Last Updated: Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 15:14

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: The authorities at Tihar Jail in Delhi on Saturday shifted five of the six men, who were arrested for the gang-rape of a 23-year-old student in a moving bus, to a high-security part.

The move came after the victim died at a hospital in Singapore early this morning.

Earlier also, the main accused of the heinous incident -- Ram Singh -- was beaten up by his co-inmates at Tihar Central Jail. Their shifting is to prevent an attack from fellow inmates. The men are now being kept in cells with special locks, reported NDTV.

The sixth person arrested in the case is a minor and is at a juvenile home.

The unnamed and unidentified gang-rape victim who became the face of courage against savage odds died in a Singapore hospital on Saturday, leaving all of India stunned and shaken with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Pranab Mukherjee echoing millions in saying her death should not be in vain.

In the dying days of the year, the young physiotherapy intern lost her battle for life far away from home in a Singapore hospital - 13 days after a trip to a south Delhi mall to see a film with a friend ended in her being brutally tortured and raped by six men in a moving bus.

She was left, stripped and bloody, virtually for dead on that cold December 16 night, so grievously injured that her intestines had to be taken out. Now she is dead.

(With IANS inputs)

First Published: Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 15:14

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