New Delhi: Expressing serious concern for the 23-year-old gang rape victim who is battling for her life in Singapore, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh along with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi assured the nation that the government is committed to punish the perpetrators of the brutal act that shocked the entire nation.

PM promises action

Speaking on the occasion of 127th anniversary of Congress, the Prime Minister said, "You have my assurance that our government is committed to bringing the guilty to justice as soon as possible.”

PM reiterates that they will fast-track the Delhi gang rape case and will bring the perpetrators to book at the earliest.  

Echoing with the similar sentiments, Gandhi said that the Congress party is not celebrating its foundation day as they are concerned about the victim who is battling for her life.

"Our wish is that she recovers and comes back to us and no time is lost in bringing the accused to justice for their horrendous act," Gandhi told reporters at the Congress headquarters here after hosting the party flag.

This is Gandhi's first public statement on the young physiotherapist who was brutally tortured and raped by a gang of men in a moving bus in the national capital.

The Congress completes 127 years of its existence but the party has decided to shun the celebration in a bid to express its solidarity toward the gang rape victim who is fighting for life for the past 12 days.

The 23-year-old victim of the gang rape in Delhi has been moved to Singapore where she continues to be in a critical condition.

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