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Gang-rape victim's father wants daughter named

 NEW DELHI, Jan 6 (IANS): The father of Delhi's gang-rape victim has said he wants his daughter's name revealed, saying it only will give courage to other women.

In an interview to British publication "The Sunday People", the man said: "We want the world to know her real name. My daughter didn't do anything wrong, she died while protecting herself."

As per law, the identity of victims of sexual assault cannot be revealed. Delhi Police refused to comment on the interview.

The 23-year-old woman was raped and tortured in a moving bus Dec 16. She died in a Singapore hospital Dec 29.

The incident fuelled widespread protests in India, with demonstrators and security forces clashing in Delhi.

"I am proud of her. Revealing her name will give courage to other women who have survived these attacks. They will find strength from my daughter," her father was quoted as saying.

The man was interviewed in his village in Ballia district in Uttar Pradesh. The publication carried pictures of her family at their ancestral home.

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