Singapore: The distraught family of the young gang-rape victim hopes her death will contribute to making India a safer place for woman, an Indian diplomat said on Saturday.

Indian High Commissioner T C A Raghavan said the family was "deeply affected" by the death of the woman who was brutally raped and tortured in a moving bus in Delhi on December 16 and left to die by a roadside.

But the family was also moved by a large number of messages of support they had received from everywhere, Raghavan told the media.

"They hope that the death of their child will lead to a better future for women in Delhi and India," he quoted them as saying. The gang-rape victim was shifted out of Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital to Singapore on Thursday in a desperate bid to save her life after she suffered multi-organ failure.


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