An Indian student who was gang-raped and murdered has been awarded the US State Department's International Women of Courage Award, a government statement said.
The case of the 23-year-old woman, dubbed "Nirbhaya" (Fearless) by the media, who was beaten, raped and tortured by six men on a bus in New Delhi in December, sparked a public outcry. She died of her injuries after being thrown out of the bus.
The award will be presented by Secretary of State John Kerry and First Lady Michelle Obama. The US State Department said:
"Known to India and the world as 'Nirbhaya', the courageous 23-year-old physiotherapy intern whose brutal gang rape on a moving bus in Delhi in December inspired widespread protests, has become the foundation of a popular movement to end violence against women in India."
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