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Delhi gang-rape victim’s death shameful moment: Sheila Dikshit

Last Updated: Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 10:43

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday said the death of the Delhi gang-rape victim is a shameful moment for her.

While appealing for calm, Sheila Dikshit described the young woman`s death as a "truly, terribly sad news".

"Our heart goes to the family. My heart is burning over the incident. The passing away of the girl is a truly and terribly tragic incident. It shook our conscience," Dikshit said.

"It is a shameful incident for me as a Chief Minister and also as a citizen of Delhi. It is time for all of us to reflect on what has happened.”

"I appeal to you to be calm and peaceful," she said.

"So that in being calm and peaceful...we can reflect what we need to do in future," she added.

"She fought courageously and in the process shook the nation`s conscience. Our hearts are burdened with grief and shame. Not the moment for words or speeches but for deep reflection," Dikshit said.

"May her soul rest in peace and may God give the family and all of us strength to bear this terrible loss. I hope all of us learn the right lessons and ensure that such ghastly incidents do not recur ever again," she said.

(With Agency inputs)

First Published: Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 08:52
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