A young woman in love and much loved: Friends remember Indian gang-rape victim
NEW DELHI (AFP) - She was due to marry her boyfriend in a matter of weeks, was the apple of her father's eye and her friends were convinced she would achieve great things after completing her medical studies.
While India has seen an outpouring of grief for the 23-year-old who suffered fatal injuries when she was gang-raped on December 16, those who actually knew her paint a portrait of a young woman who was both in love and much loved.
Although not formally engaged, it was well-known by her friends that she was planning to marry the boyfriend who also suffered serious injuries in the same attack that would ultimately lead to her death.
Ms Meena Rai said that she had been shopping with the unnamed victim for wedding outfits and the contents of a wedding box.