We don't know much about the personal life of the previously unidentified 23-year-old woman who was brutally gang raped on a bus in Dehli and later died of her injuries. We have now at least learned her name.
Badri Singh Pandey, the father of the victim, revealed his daughter's identity to the Sunday edition of The Daily Mirror. Her name is Jyoti Singh Pandey.
"I am proud of her. Revealing her name will give courage to other women who have survived these attacks. They will find strength from my daughter," Badri Pandey told the Mirror. The grieving father gives a heart breaking account of how he learned about his daughter's situation, and the final days spent with family by her side in the hospital before her death. The incident united India in protest and ignited calls for some kind of government reform for the country's out-of-control rape problem.
Like the prosecutors in charge of the case, Badri Pandey hopes his daughter's attackers will face the death penalty. "At first I wanted to see the men responsible face to face but I don't want to any more. I just want to hear that the courts have punished them and they will be hanged. Death for all six of them," he told the Mirror. Of course, they have to find lawyers willing to represent them first.
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