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Dec 29, 2012 at 09:44am IST

Sheila Dikshit condoles Delhi braveheart's death, says incident has ashamed her government

New Delhi: Condoling the death of Delhi braveheart, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said her thoughts are with the family and she hopes the city never sees a repeat of such a barbaric incident.

Dikshit appealed to people to maintain peace and calm and said the incident had ashamed her government. She said that the girl fought very courageously for her life and it was a terrible news that she was no more alive. Expressing her grief on the death of the 23-year-old student, the Chief Minister said it was not a moment to make long speeches.

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The 23-year-old paramedical student, who was allegedly gangraped and brutally assaulted by six men inside a private bus in Delhi on December 16, breathed her last on Saturday (December 29, 2012) due to severe organ failure following serious injuries to her body and brain. She was airlifted from New Delhi to Singapore on December 26 as her condition showed no signs of improvement even after 10 days of treatment at Safdarjung Hospital.

The braveheart died at 2:15 am Indian Standard Time at Singapore's Mount Elizabeth Hospital. "We are very sad to report that the patient passed away peacefully at 4.45am on 29 Dec 2012 (Singapore time). Her family and officials from the High Commission of India were by her side. The Mount Elizabeth Hospital team of doctors, nurses and staff join her family in mourning her loss," a press release by Dr Kelvin Loh, Chief Executive Officer, Mount Elizabeth Hospital, said.

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According to the doctors at Singapore's Mount Elizabeth Hospital, the victim, before her death, had shown signs of severe organ failure despite the doctors putting her on maximum artificial ventilator support and optimal antibiotic doses.

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