Commonly known as the Nirbhaya case, in Munirka, a neighborhood in South West Delhi, Jyoti Singh, a 22-year-old physiotherapy intern, was beaten, gang-raped, and tortured in a private bus while traveling with a friend.
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What happened after the New Delhi attack?
There were six others in the bus, including the driver, all of whom raped Singh and beat her friend. After being rushed to Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi for treatment, she was transferred to Singapore 11 days later, and died from her injuries two days after that.
What was the public response to the Nirbhaya attacks?
The brutality of the attack generated widespread national and international coverage and was widely condemned, both in India and internationally, as an example of the violence of male-dominated societies. Public protests began against the government for failing to provide adequate security for women in New Delhi. Eventually, all of the accused were arrested and charged with sexual assault and murder.
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