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Funeral for New Delhi gang rape victim held

  • A female student who died after being gang raped on a bus earlier this month in New Delhi has been cremated.

    The ceremony took place soon after an aircraft chartered by the Indian government brought the young woman's body back to the nation's capital.

    The 23-year-old medical student died in a Singapore hospital where she was being treated for her injuries.

    Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was at Indira Gandhi International Airport for the arrival of the plane, which landed at around 4:15 am Indian time.

    According to witnesses, a convoy carrying a gold-colored coffin and the victim's parents later drove towards the Janakpuri district of the city where she had been living.

    The funeral was held amid tight security.