As a 23-year-old woman fights for her life after a brutal gang-rape in India, it has emerged that a 17-year-old girl who was also gang-raped in November has taken her own life.
Police said the teenager from the northern state of Punjab had tried to report the case but for 14 days, local police did not register the case and tried to force a settlement between the rapists and her family.
Two men and a women that were named in a suicide note were later arrested.
The case further underlines the serious issue of rape in the country which has led to widespread protests in recent weeks.
Doctors in Singapore treating the victim of a brutal gang-rape in India, have said she is in "an extremely critical condition.
Dr Kelvin Loh, chief executive officer of Mount Elizabeth hospital, said that the 23-year-old was in "an extremely critical condition".
The patient is currently struggling against the odds, and fighting for her life.
Prior to her arrival, she has already undergone three abdominal surgeries, and experienced a cardiac arrest in India.
A multi-disciplinary team of specialists is taking care of her and doing everything possible to stabilise her condition.
A female student who was gang-raped on a bus in India's capital Delhi is "fighting for her life" at a Singapore hospital, doctors have said.
The 23-year-old victim - who is currently on life support - is said to have suffered "significant brain injury".
She has arrived in Singapore for specialist care after more than a week of intensive care in a government hospital in New Delhi.
There have been widespread protests in India's capital after the brutal assault calling for better protection for women and harsher sentences for rapists
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