The Straits Times
Published on Dec 28, 2012

How the plan to fly gang-rape victim to Singapore took shape


It took a series of well-coordinated moves and decisions by the Indian government to manoeuvre the 23-year-old gang-rape victim to Singapore for medical treatment.

According to NDTV,  government officials and medical experts met on Dec 26, 2012, to discuss the case. The possibility of shifting her to a better hospital as well as plans to evaluate the student's health, and deem if she was fit to fly, were also proposed. The government decided to move her to a country with liberal organ transplant laws - both Germany and Singapore were short-listed as candidates.

Later that afternoon, passports and visas were obtained to allow the victim and her parents to travel to Singapore. When her doctors decided she was be able to endure the journey, her parents' consent was taken to move her to Singapore via a specially equipped air ambulance.

Decoy ambulances were deployed from the hospital to distract the media while the student, her parents as well as her team of doctors boarded the specially equipped Canadian Regional Jet and made their way to Singapore.