MANDWARA KALAN, India - The father of an Indian student whose gang rape and death sparked public outrage against the government has demanded that those responsible be hanged and he called for new legislation on sex crimes to be named in honor of his daughter.
The December 16 attack on the 23-year-old physiotherapy student and a male companion provoked furious protests close to the seat of government in New Delhi and has fueled a nationwide debate about the prevalence of sexual crimes in India, where a rape is reported on average every 20 minutes.
The woman died of her injuries in hospital in Singapore, where she had been taken for treatment, on Saturday.
Five men and a teenager have been arrested in connection with the attack. The five men were due to be formally charged on Thursday. Murder carries the death penalty in India.