The Straits Times
Published on Jan 05, 2013

Delhi gang-rape victim's male friend speaks out


NEW DELHI - The 23-year-old rape victim's male friend has given an interview to a leading private news channel saying the physiotherapy student wanted to live, even after the ordeal.

"She was positive and was telling her mother that everything would be okay," the 28-year old software engineer, who suffered a fractured leg and other injuries in the attack, told Zee News. While his face was shown during the interview, his name was withheld.

Days after the attack, the unidentified rape victim was flown in critical condition to Singapore for specialist treatment, but she did not survive.

Commenting on the Indian government's decision to take her to Singapore for better treatment, he said: "I felt it was all a script. So much protests are taking place so let us send her to Singapore. This decision if they were sympathetic they should have taken it at the right time."