New Delhi: The chartered Air India plane AIC-380A ferrying the body of the gang-rape victim reached Delhi at 4:30 AM. The plane took off at around 12:30 AM local time (10:00 PM IST), Indian High Commission officials said.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was at Indira Gandhi International Airport for the arrival of the specially-chartered plane when it touched down at around 4:15 am.
There was a delay in the special aircraft of national carrier Air India taking off from Singapore, which is bringing back the body of the 23-year-old woman who was gang raped on the night of December 16 on a running bus. It is not known as yet where the special aircraft will land.
The 23-year-old girl, who put up a brave battle for life after she was gang-raped and brutally assaulted in a Delhi bus on December 16 that had created a nationwide outrage, died on Saturday morning in a hospital in Singapore.