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'Amanat' death wake-up call for the country as India mourns loss of 'Nirbhaya'
Nirbhaya, a befitting name given to the 23-year-old medical student, passed away in Singapore on Saturday at 2:15 am (Indian time) in Mount Elizabeth hospital. The entire nation is mourning the death of the brave heart who had expressed the desire to live to her mother and brother but eventually succumbed to the horrendous injuries sustained by her body.

FOR 13 days she fought against all odds but due to cerebral edema - the swelling of the brain, she passed away unconscious in her final moments. According to The Times of Inida, a CT scan done in Singapore showed that blood loss to her brain was caused during a three-minute period in Safdarjung Hospital, when the doctors were not able to find a pulse. This finally led to brain edema.

According to the CEO of Mount Elizabeth Hospital, the relatives and the family member responded with a lot of fortitude and stoicism when confronted with the news of her failing health on Friday. On her passing away, they have requested privacy for her funeral from everyone. At their moment of loss, the entire nation is with them and letting their feeling know through Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

The Government on the other hand has imposed Section 144 on New Delhi, which means that people cannot gather in a group of more than five in a particular area. Several metro stations in the city are closed but people have gathered in India Gate for a peaceful candle vigil. This act of the government has enraged many a people and some have openly critised the authorities on Twitter. Pritish Nandy tweeted, “When the nation grieves, the Govt must stop shutting down Metro stations, imposing Section 144. Instead, grieve with us, you fools.”

Reflecting this very emotion Barkha Dutt also questioned, "Why don't they (the government) lead the prayers for a broken, angry nation at India Gate today?" Abhishek Bachchan, on the other hand, felt ashamed to be an Indian. Vishal Dadlani, the singer tweeted, “The politicos are afraid right now. Remember when you asked "What difference can one person make"? This is the beginning of that difference.”

Praying for the family of the brave soul, the entire nation knows that she is in a better place now and that she would be safe in everyone's memory.

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