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PRESIDENT OF INDIA CONDOLES PASSING AWAY OF 23 YEAR OLD GIRL

Rashtrapati Bhavan : 29-12-2012

I am deeply distressed by the unfortunate demise of the 23 year old girl who passed away early this morning in Singapore.

She was a brave and courageous girl who fought till the very last minute for her dignity and her life. She is a true hero and symbolises the best in Indian youth and women.

I convey my condolences to her parents and family who have faced this adversity with fortitude and grace. I pray that they have the strength to bear this loss The nation will mourn the passing of this brave daughter of India.

At the same time, let us resolve that this death will not be in vain. We will do everything possible to ensure that such an incident never happens again.

I request everyone to maintain peace and calm and call upon the authorities to take all necessary steps to bring the perpetrators of this ghastly crime to justice.