India Rape Victim’s Body Cremated

    Indians light candles to mourn the death of a young woman who was recently gang-raped in a moving bus in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. The woman who died after being gang-raped and beaten on a bus in India's capital was cremated Sunday amid an outpouring of anger and grief by millions across the country demanding greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)

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    The body of a 23-year-old Indian woman who was gang-raped was flown back to New Delhi for cremation Sunday. The victim, whom police have not yet identified, died in a hospital in Singapore while being treated for severe organ failure. Hours upon returning to India, she was taken to her residence for cremation. The brutal rape at the hands of six men on a bus has shaken India, leading to protests about women’s safety in the nation and calls for harsher punishments for the perpetrators. Right now they are being held on murder charges. After mostly peaceful marches Sunday, tensions were flaring as of nightfall.

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