08 Jan '13, 6am

Delhi gang-rape: the debate over moving the student to Singapore

Delhi gang-rape: the debate over moving the student to Singapore

The decision to fly the victim of a gang rape that outraged India for treatment in Singapore made little medical sense as the woman was so severely injured that her death was all but inevitable, doctors say. The government, on the back foot after furious street protests and stinging criticism of authorities over the December 16 rape in the capital, New Delhi, has struggled to defend its decision to send the 23-year-old physiotherapy student overseas. She died 48 hours later. With a deadly infection seeping into her blood from damage done to her intestines during the assault, complicated by a cardiac arrest and damage to the brain, she was just clinging to life when she was flown 4,000 km from New Delhi to Singapore late on December 26, doctors said. "It was ethically and morally wrong to have taken her out, given that she was sinking and her chances of survival were next t...

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