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Body of 'Damini' being flown from Singapore back to India
The body of the Delhi gang-rape brave heart Damini will be flown from Singapore back to India by a special chartered aircraft today after completing the formalities, including getting a death certificate. The parents of the diseased and other family members are accompanying the body.

THE CHARTERED aircraft carrying the body and family members will reach Delhi airport sometime in the evening today. However, nothing is known when and where the last rites of Damini will be performed.

Damini, 23, suffered multiple organ failure due to grave injuries after a brutal gang rape in a moving bus on December 16. She passed away at 2.15 AM (IST) this morning with her family and Indian diplomats by her side at Singapore's Mount Elizabeth Hospital.

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.

Meanwhile, President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Delhi CM Shila Dixit have  mourned the death of Damini.

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.

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