Vigil For Rape Victim

A candle-lit vigil is being held in Birmingham in memory of a woman who died after being gang raped in India. The 23-year-old student was attacked by 6 men on a bus in Delhi. Her death has prompted international protests.

Vigil held in Birmingham for rape victim

There have been widespread protests in India following the death of the woman who was 23 and a medical student Credit: ITV Central

A candle-lit vigil is being held in the Midlands this evening in memory of the woman who died after being attacked by a gang on a bus in India. She needed three operations because of the extent of the injuries to her brain and internal organs.

A candle-lit vigil is being held in memory of the woman who died after being attacked by a gang on a bus in India Credit: ITV Central

The crime has sparked outrage across the World and there are reports that a national strike will take place in India tomorrow.

It is a coming-together of a number of groups who want to express their grief and anger over what happened. It comes as five suspects are charged with murder, rape and kidnap, if found guilty they could face the death penalty; a sixth suspect will be tried as a juvenile.

There have been widespread protests in India following the death of the woman who was 23 and a medical student. Others have lit candles in her memory. She was attacked and raped on a bus in Delhi. It's been described as a harrowing and brutal assault.

The event in Birmingham is organised by Reena Combo from Wolverhampton Credit: ITV Central

She was transferred, with extensive internal injuries, to hospital in Singapore where she died.

It also sparked a global outcry and the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has asked the Indian government to implement reforms and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Birmingham vigil in memory of gang rape victim

Indians pay their respects to a rape victim also calling for safety of women, in New Delhi, India Credit: Saurabh Das/AP/Press Association Images

A candle-lit vigil is being held in Birmingham in memory of a woman who died after being gang raped in India. The 23-year-old student was attacked by 6 men on a bus in Delhi. Her death has prompted international protests.

Reena Combo from Wolverhampton is the organiser of tonight's event in Birmingham's Victoria Square.

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