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'We want the world to know her name': Identity of India gang rape victim revealed by fatherJyoti Singh Pandey died of her injuries 13 days after she was lured onto a bus where she was gang rapedHer father Badri Singh Pandey has agreed to reveal her name 'to give courage to other women who have survived these attacks'He calls the men who carried out the attack 'beasts' and calls for them to be given the death penaltyFive of the accused men are expected to appear in court for pre-trial proceedings on Tomorrow
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Treatment: Miss Singh Pandey was taken to intensive care at a Singapore hospital but died of her injuries
The brutal attack has caused uproar in
India, with mass demonstrations for women's rights and calls for the
six suspects in the case to be hanged.
The distraught father made his
comments in an interview with the Sunday People, given from his
ancestral village of Billia in Uttar Pradesh, a state in the north of
India, where the family has gone to grieve.
He said he had no desire to see the
faces of the men accused of the barbaric sexual attack on his child, he
wants just to see them punished and hanged.
'Death to all six of them,' he said. 'These men are beasts.
'They should be made an example of and that society will not allow such things to happen.'
Poignant: White lilies could be seen in the back of the ambulance as the body was transported through the city
Miss Singh Pandey died died on
December 29 in a specialist hospital in Singapore after a 13-day
struggle to survive injuries so grievous that her intestines had to be
She underwent three major surgeries –
including one to remove her intestines – and suffered a cardiac arrest
in India before being flown to Singapore for treatment.
Mr Singh Pandey told how his daughter,
despite her ordeal, wanted to go on living. As she drifted in and out
of consciousness in her hospital bed, she was able to communicate with
her family through written notes.
'She had a feeding pipe in her mouth
making it difficult for her to speak,' he said. 'But she did write on
some paper that she wanted to live, she wanted to survive and stay with
'But it was fate that had the last say in the end.'
Miss Singh Pandey was raped after she
and a male friend, named today as Awindra Pandey, 28, were lured onto a
bus as they travelled home from the cinema, where they had been to see
blockbuster Life Of Pi.
Claims: Awindra Pandey, the male friend with Miss Singh Pandey when she was subjected to the brutal gang-rape ordeal, spoke out in an interview on Indian television
In an interview with Hindi TV channel
Zee News, Awindra Pandey said the gang of six men aboard the bus –
fitted with curtains and tinted windows – had planned to trap them.
Once on the bus, he was attacked and
Miss Singh Pandey was gang-raped by a group of allegedly drunk men,
including the driver, who also violated her with an iron bar causing
immense internal damage that lead to her death, he said.
The man, believed to be the only witness in the case, said he did his best to fight off the attackers.
'They beat us up, hit us with iron rod, snatched our clothes and belongings and they threw us off the bus on a deserted stretch.
'From where we boarded bus, they moved
around for nearly two and a half hours. We were shouting, trying to
make people hear us,' said the 28-year-old, who suffered a broken leg in
'But they switched off the lights. We
tried to resist them. Even my friend fought with them, she tried to save
me. She tried to dial police control room number 100, but the men
snatched the mobile.'
Indian TV station NDTV has shown footage understood to be the suspects charged in the gang-rape case
Public interest: Indian citizens queue to enter the Saket district court in New Delhi – preliminary hearings for the five men accused of raping Miss Singh Pandey begin here tomorrow
The horrifying crime has appalled
India and brought simmering anger about widespread crime against women
to the boil amid angry calls for safer streets, more sensitive policing
and changed social attitudes.
Five men and a 17-year-old boy have
been formally charged over the rape and murder of the medical student
after DNA tests linked them to the crime.
The men will appear in the District
Court of the Saket area of New Delhi tomorrow, while the 17-year-old
will be tried separately as a juvenile.
WATCH Delhi protests over the horrific rape attack
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