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Delhi rape victim's ashes immersed in river Ganga

Ashes of the Delhi gangrape victim were today immersed in the river Ganga in Balia as hundreds of people, including women and children, bid adieu to the braveheart with teary eyes.
Hindustan Times | By Prashant Ranjan, Ballia, Up
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2013 01:27 AM IST

The ashes of the 23-year-old woman who fought her rapists were immersed in the River Ganga at Bharauli ghat in Ballia district on Tuesday afternoon. Thousands of people turned up.

The ashes were brought to her ancestral village by her family on Monday evening.

As soon as the parents of the victim reached the village, a large number of people arrived there to pay their last tributes to the girl.

Her father and two brothers carried the urn containing the ashes from the house to Bharauli ghat. Accompanied by a large number of villagers and relatives, they reached the ghat in the afternoon.

After the religious rituals were performed, the ashes were taken midstream on a steamer for immersion. After the rituals, the victim's father and brothers along with many others present there broke down.

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