The young rape victim whose life was hanging in the balance has died in a hospital in Singapore.
Indian medical staff treating the girl had complained that the govt had imposed upon them its decision to have the girl transferred thousands of miles away to Singapore, when her health was precarious and fragile. It seems the decision was made by the Congress Party high command and not by the Health Ministry, or anybody with medical expertise.
The ruling kleptocracy seems to have been motivated by a desire to get this girl far away, out of sight and out of mind, in the hopes of getting this whole episode to fade from public memory more quickly. The last thing they would have wanted is to see crowds holding vigils outside the hospital where the girl was, keeping this story - and the public's discontent - in the headlines.
There needs to be a public inquiry into how and why the decision to transfer the girl overseas was taken.