The girl, who was admitted to the well-known multi-organ transplant facility Mount Elizabeth Hospital here on Thursday morning in an extremely critical condition, breathed her last at 4.45 am (2.15 am India time). She was earlier treated at the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi.
"We are very sad to report that the patient passed away peacefully at 4.45 am on 29 Dec 2012 (Singapore time)," the hospital's Chief Executive Officer Dr Kelvin Loh said in a statement.
"Despite all efforts by a team of eight specialists in Mount Elizabeth Hospital to keep her stable, her condition continued to deteriorate over these two days. She had suffered from severe organ failure following serious injuries to her body and brain. She was courageous in fighting for her life for so long against the odds but the trauma to her body was too severe for her to overcome.''
Meanwhile, the hospital added: "We are humbled by the privilege of being tasked to care for her in her final struggle. We acknowledge the faith the Indian government and the patient's family have placed with us to ensure the best care possible was indeed provided to her at Mount Elizabeth Hospital".
"We share their huge sadness at her passing and will work with the High Commission of India to provide the family support in this time of grief," said Dr Loh.
"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," the statement said.
The body has been moved to the mortuary in the Singapore General Hospital and will be flown back to India by a chartered plane. Accompanied by her family, the body is expected to arrive in Delhi in the night.
President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and a host of political leaders condoled the death of the girl and paid rich tributes to the victim of the sexual assault for her brave fight.
The girl was raped and brutally assaulted in a moving bus by six men in Delhi on December 16 and thrown out along with her companion.
Indian High Commissioner T C A Raghavan told reporters that the family was yet to decide on the plans for the last rites back home.
He said the girl fought a brave battle till the end. She was brought to Singapore for being provided good medical treatment.
The envoy "The family is shattered by this development. At the same time, they realised that best possible medical attention was given. And in the end it was the scale of injuries that proved too much for the medical attention provided to her".
He said the final few hours was a trying time for the girl's family and they bore the entire process with a great deal of fortitude and courage.
Raghavan said he has passed on the condolence message of the Prime Minister to the family in which he had spoken of the desire to make India a demonstrably better and safe place for women to live in.
Raghavan said the High Commission has received numerous messages from various quarters including the Singapore government deeply mourning the death.
He appreciated the help extended by the Singapore Foreign Ministry, the government and the Mount Elizabeth Hospital for all their support in the last two days.
Replying to questions on the shifting of the girl from Delhi to Singapore, he said consultations were held between doctors of Safdarjung hospital and Mount Elizabeth Hospital and they must have given full thought to it before taking it.
Asked whether doctors felt that she could have died to her shift from Delhi to Singapore, Raghavan said "no such sentiments was expressed to me. Both the doctors (P K Verma of Safdarjung and Yatin Mehta of Medanta Medicity) said she was very badly injured in the assault of December 16 night".
He said the best possible treatment was given to the girl in Delhi and in Singapore and the cause of her death was "the injuries she sustained".
"All possible medical efforts were made to treat the injuries. The efforts were not successful in helping her to overcome the injuries," he said.
Declining to go into the details of the family, he said they had requested that the privacy of their identity be protected.
More than 20yrs back there was an case in Delhi-Billa and Ranga case where Girl Chopra was raped and she and her brother were murdered yet till date there was no law to prevent such activities anywhere in India. Atleast now let us ope death rule is made for all rapists at all times in India immediately by Ordinance
Our country is very criminal supported country. So dear sister and brothers please. Save my country. Please throughout the word criminal supported. Pls. Youth stayable my Bharat mata.
My thoughts and prays are with the family. Hope they have the strength to make a stand and fight for justice. I hope the Indian government will make changes in favour of the human race no matter what gender they are. We are in the 21st century but still attitude towards women have not changed. We need to make that change before another sister has to give her precious life.
I request the Indian government to make every effort to stop this discrimination and violence against women. Without a woman Indian nation does not exist then gentlemen and ladies of the policy do you hold most of your mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, nieces, cousin and granddaughter. Pretty enough to look away. Woman is the future of man French singer Jean Ferrat
My family is deeply disturbed on hearing death news of Delhi Rape victim. We earnestly pray for her soul may rest in peace. We have also decided not to host or join any party on this 31st We also pray and expect that atleast with this ghastly incidence, our society changes, protect woman and inculcate mutual respect towards them. Let the spirit and energy of young students continue through peaceful protests. For god sake, let the politicians, poets, woman NGOs, activists and bollywood actors (for shedding crocodile tears) be out of this students' protests. Students' do not require any leaders. Let this be a movement for change without leaders.
As a father of four girls I am crying and sobbing on the murder of innocent girl who so bravely fought until the end. Our family has sympathy with girl's family and pray God to Rest her Soul in Peace. Govt. of India must wake up and make Death Penalty mendatory for all crimes against women.
Hearty tribute to the delhi rape victim.. I hope every indian will take a lesson from this incident. Please never hesitate to help any one who is in need...
we all hope that those 6 rapists should be punished severly infront of all girls and they should experience the pain which the girl had. government must and should introduce new laws atleast now....
Rest in peace , sister. :(
Words cannot even begin to express my sorrow, this victim is in my prayers. In sorrow I mourn this lost. Hope that India will wake up and there will be no more such victims.
SENT BRAVE HEART TO SINGAPORE FOR MORE TREATMENT, BUT FAILED... I URGE GOVT THIS TIME TO SEND THOSE 6 MENS TO SAUDI ARABIA AND IAM SURE THIS TIME THEY WILL NOT FAIL...
My deep and heartfelt condolence for the demised young girl. She appeared to be very bold and courageous. Her sole and the family can be consoled only when the laws are amended with stringent punishment to the rapist, plugging all the loop holes. The crime should be made unbailable. The pity is the plight of Indian women is still remains sad since the days of Sati.
why this time India awoken ??? why they are so panic ? is it FIRST case ??? really shame ! this is not first rape ,may be hundreds of victims daily suffering but government Is ,was ,Will so irresponsible to take action..so many times some bigg names also included in such cases but no use ! nothing will going to happen or change...may they 6 are hanged but what about rest ? is this will be last case of Rape ?
i pray that god give strength for their family members and these raspiest needs sever capital punishment may her soul rest in peace
I am really hearted to hear the death of gang rape victim and also thanks to Indian Government for taking all efforts to overcome the disastrous health condition but efforts are not successful in helping to overcome the critical condition.
As per pubic openion give the death of gang rapeist
in my heart and soul i am very deeply mourn for victim who was rape in Delhi may Allah bless her Jannah for her peaceful die , not only me all of Bangladeshi people are shocked about this, we hope all Indian nation keep their faith for government & showing their patience in this serious crucial moment,i hope the government of India will give the punishment those rapist became a good example for their law & country to words never happen again like this crime. Mohameed Masud Rana, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
It is high time all looted money by politicians are recovered and useD to develope the country and develope and engineered law and order in the country like wetern countries. India needs change. India needs Shree Narendrabhai Modiji as next P.M. of INDIA
I am sad today, that another innocent died today. Maybe we will all shed a tear or two today. but it will soon be business as usual for all of us. The poor will be thinking of how to feed their kids and the rich will be thinking how to cheat and become more richer. And so this saga will continue, on and on, despite other innocent souls being lost soon.
Now, just as we fed and spent crores on that Pakistani murderer, we shall be feeding and looking after these 6 animals for life. What a shame that they just can't be taken out and shot along with their parents who gave birth to these animals.
Simply blaming, punishing gents will not solve these problems of girls. On 25th December a well-known marathi newspaper from pune carried a collection of opinions about the recent fad among young people - that is bf Gf fad? why no one is talking of that fad? WHY no one is opposing half-naked cheer girls in cricket matches?
INDIA IS ASHAMED -- CONSOLATIONS ARE NOT CURE -- Politicians are too busy in issuing condolence messages ,however this tragic death of young girl who wanted to live is because of central /state govt failures to control increasing crime, Conviction rate is too poor, govt has remained insensitive. Delay in judicial process , govt has not resolved the issue since decades Politicians have special security cover however public remains unsafe,in spite govt runs on tax payer /public money Crime, Corruption, Deficit governance have terribly troubled people of India , inflation is high but govt has not taken effective steps to control siphoning of public money Central /state govt are indebted, have deficit budget still govt plots are being sold at throw away price to private parties ,trusts etc .Exchequer is loosing billions. Our head is down on the tragic death of young