Kolkata: Park Street rape victim dies due to multi organ failure

| Friday, March 13, 2015 - 11:56
First Published |

Kolkata: The Park Street rape victim, Suzette Jordan, who was gang-raped inside a moving car in February 2012 triggering nationwide outrage, today died at a city hospital.

"She passed away in the morning. She was suffering from health problems and got admitted to a city hospital for last few days," Joint CP (Crime) Pallab Kanti Ghosh said. 

Media reports said she died of meningoencephelitis.  

The 38 year old mother of two only revealed her identity about a year and a half after the incident at a rally for women's rights in Kolkata. 

Jordan was raped in a moving car in Park Street area on February 6, 2012, by five young men who picked her up from outside a pub. One of them was an acquaintance who offered her a lift. 

The incident triggered nationwide outrage after the Mamata Banerjee administration initially termed it as "a fabricated case to malign authorities." Other ministers had questioned what she was doing out of doors at such an hour, while at least one suggested she might have been a sex worker. 

While three of the accused are behind bars, two others, including the prime accused, are still at large.

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