The family of the 23-year-old woman who died after being gang-raped on a Delhi bus in December have spoken for the first time.
Speaking to the BBC, her father said: "She was brave, had no fear, and was full of life."
Born and raised in a lower middle class family, her relatives said the 23-year-old saw education as the passport to improving her family's economic plight.
She wanted to be a doctor since "she began playing with dolls", her father added.
"I told her repeatedly that I could not fund her education, but she did not budge."
The medical student's brother told the BBC: "She was not scared of anyone. We could never imagine that such a fate would befall her... She must never have imagined it."
He added the last time he spoke with her was in hospital at Christmas.
He said: "She gestured with her fingers that she was going to heaven."