A pall of gloom prevailed in the native village of the victim of Delhi gang rape incident, who dies early yesterday in a Singapore hospital.
The cold weather wrapped with fog cover yesterday morning failed to soothe the anguish of her family members as well as the villagers when they came to know that the girl is no more.
The natives of this nondescript village near UP-Bihar border in Ballia district had been praying for the life of the girl for last 13 days.
â€œOur heart is weeping. Only hanging is not enough, we want to see the culprits to bear the same torture and pain that killed our beloved beti (daughter), their limbs (legs and hands) should be cut and they should be put on burning fire. We also demand stringent laws and effective implementation so that no one can dare to even think about hurting girls," said an elderly member of the family.
The girl was born and brought up in Delhi where her father is an employee of a private firm. Her two younger brothers are pursuing their studies.
To console the family members the local BJP MLA Upendra Tiwari also reached the village. He demanded a compensation of Rs 25 lakh to the family and jobs for her brothers besides capital punishments to the culprits.