Rahul Gandhi urges to respect dignity of women, condoles Delhi rape victim's death

Last Updated: Sat, Dec 29, 2012 12:40 hrs

Condoling the death of the Delhi gang-rape victim, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi today urged people to respect the dignity of women and follow the laws of the land.

The entire nation joined together to mourn the death of the 23-year-old girl, who died in a Singapore hospital on Saturday after fighting for life for 12 days.

The girl breathed her last at 2:15 am India time at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. She was earlier treated at the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi.

Rahul Gandhi said: "My heart goes out to the family of the young girl and millions of young Indians and their families who work, hope and pray for a better India. We as a nation must reflect on the events of the days gone by.

"As citizens, we must resolve to respect the dignity of women and follow the laws of the land. I join my mother and sister in offering deep-felt condolences to the young girl's family. My thoughts and prayers are with the family."

The police ramped up security to prevent any potential flare up of violence or protests as the gang rape victim died of her injuries in a Singapore hospital.

Entire Central Vista including Rajpath, Vijay Chowk and all road leading to India Gate will be closed for general traffic.

Ten stations Pragati Maidan, Mandi House, Barakhamba Road, Rajiv Chowk, Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan, Race Course, Khan Market and Jorbagh will remain closed.

A large number of police personnel were deployed at Rajpath, the stretch connecting India Gate and Raisina Hill where larges scale protests were witnessed last weekend, and roads leading to this was closed. (ANI)

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