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Gangrape victim was to marry in February: neighbours

AFP  New Delhi, December 30, 2012
First Published: 09:58 IST(30/12/2012) | Last Updated: 10:24 IST(30/12/2012)

The murdered victim of a gang-rape in New Delhi was to marry her boyfriend, who was injured in the same attack, neighbours who attended her funeral said on Sunday.

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"She was supposed to get married in February to the same guy who was attacked on the bus with her," said Meena Rai, who lived next to the 23-year-old medical student in Mahavir Enclave.

Meena Rai said that she had been shopping with the unnamed victim for wedding outfits and the contents of a wedding box known as trousseau.

"They had made all the wedding preparations and had planned a wedding party in Delhi," she said.

Usha Rai (no relation), who was also present for the cremation ceremony, confirmed that the woman had planned to marry in a matter of weeks.

"We know that she was going to get married in February," she said. "The whole neighbourhood was excited about it."

The boyfriend also suffered serious injuries during a prolonged assault on a bus on the night of December 16 after they had spent the evening watching a movie at a multiplex in the Saket.

He has not spoken since the attack which reports said began when he defended his girlfriend after she was initially verbally abused by a group of six men.


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