Science museum to be named after gang-rape victim

Last Updated: Tue, Feb 05, 2013 12:27 hrs

New Delhi: The South Delhi Municipal Corporation will name a science museum here after the young woman who died following her gang-rape in December.

The museum, to be built in R.K. Puram in south Delhi, will help to perpetuate the memory of the 23-year-old whose trauma triggered widespread protests, Mayor Savita Gupta told IANS.

"She battled for her life bravely in the hospital. We salute the brave girl," Gupta said.

The father of the victim has given his consent to name the museum after his daughter, she said.

Gupta said all three corporations in the capital would give a total of Rs.15 lakh to the family of the victim.

The gang-rape victim died in a Singapore hospital 13 days after she was assaulted in a moving bus. She was raped by six males including a juvenile.

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