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Gangrape victim's death: Army calls off New Year celebrations

Against the backdrop of the death of the Delhi gangrape victim, the Army has issued advisories to all its formations across the country not to hold New Year parties.

Gangrape victim's death: Army boycotts New Year celebrations
Army chief Gen Bikram Singh (Pic - AFP)

Advisory has been issued to all formations that they should not organise New Year parties, army officials said here.

Army chief Gen Bikram Singh and his wife Bubbles Singh will visit patients in Army Research and Referral Hospital and Base Hospital on the first day of the new year and distribute sweets.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi too has announced that the party will not be celebrating the new year following the incident.

Amid outpouring of anger and grief in the country, the body of the 23-year-old victim was flown here from Singapore early Sunday morning and cremated within hours.  

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