The brutal gang-rape, in which six rapists used an iron rod to torture and maul Damini, has triggered angry mass demonstrations all over India due to increasing crimes against women and crumbled administration.
President Mukherjee, calling Damini a "true hero" symbolizing the best in Indian youth and women said that he was deeply distressed by the unfortunate demise of the brave and courageous girl who fought till the very last minute for her dignity and her life.
"I convey my condolences to her parents and family who have faced this adversity with fortitude and grace. I pray that they have the strength to bear this loss," he added urging people to to maintain peace and calm, reported NDTV.
Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh while assuring people to make India a safer place for women to live in, said, “I pray for the peace of the departed soul and hope that her family will have the strength to bear this grievous loss." Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit while condoling the death of Damini appealed for calm.
With the anger and emotions running high and tommorrow being Sunday, the Indian government is in jitters since there is no leader of the demonstrators to talk to. In Indian history this kind uprising of people has never has been witnessed.