UN chief mourns gang rape victim's death

Dec 31, 2012, 08:43 IST | Agencies

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his "deep sorrow" at the death of the 23-yr-old at a Singapore hospital, 13 days after she was gang-raped by six men in a moving bus in Delhi.

UN Women, the main UN body dedicated to the protection of the rights of women and girls, mourned the death of the victim.

“The secretary-general expresses deep sorrow at the death of the 23-year-old Delhi student who was gang-raped by six men in a moving bus in New Delhi on December 16,” read a statement issued by Ban’s spokesperson.

The secretary-general “offers his sincerest condolences to her parents, family and friends, and utterly condemns this brutal crime”, it said.

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