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Indian rape victim dies

SINGAPORE (AP) — A young Indian woman who was gang-raped and severely beaten on a bus in New Delhi died Saturday at a Singapore hospital, after her horrific ordeal galvanized Indians to demand greater protection from sexual violence that impacts thousands of women daily, in homes, streets and public transport, but which often goes unreported.

She ‘‘passed away peacefully’’ with her family and officials of the Indian embassy by her side,’’ said Dr. Kevin Loh, the chief executive of Mount Elizabeth hospital where she had been treated since Thursday. ‘‘The Mount Elizabeth Hospital team of doctors, nurses and staff join her family in mourning her loss,’’ he said in a statement.

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