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Google lights a candle in memory of Delhi braveheart

Last Updated: Monday, December 31, 2012 - 16:33

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: In a moving gesture, Google India placed a vigil candle below its search box on homepage as a tribute to the 23-year-old Delhi gang-rape victim, who succumbed to her injuries at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore at 2.15 am IST on December 29.

On moving the cursor over the candle, the text appears which reads, "In memory of the Delhi braveheart."

Unlike the usual Google doodles seen in place of Google logo, the candle has been placed right below the search box as an honour to the braveheart and her family.

The young physiotherapy intern lost her battle 13 days after she was brutally tortured and raped by six men in a moving bus on December 16.

In a similar gesture, Google had added a solitary white candle to the US homepage following the tragic news of the school shooting in Newtown, which read, "Our hearts are with the families and community of Newtown, Connecticut".

First Published: Monday, December 31, 2012 - 09:54

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