candle candle SURREY- A candle light vigil was held at the Laxmi Narayan Mandir in Surrey on Sunday afternoon to honour the memory of the 23-year-old New-Gelhi girl who succumbed to her injuries in Singapore.

The girl had been brutally gang-raped and beaten up on a moving bus by six people in New Delhi. She was admitted to Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi but later when her condition worsened she was moved to a hospital in Singapore but even the experts treating her there were unable to save her life.

Surrey’s Indo-Canadian Community organised this vigil at the Laxmi Narayan Hindu Mandir (on 140 street) and are really concerned about the atrocities being committed on Indian women back in their home country and want more to done on that front.

With protests erupting across India, the heartbreak reaches the local community here as well.

Following the Indian woman’s death on Saturday, Indian police charged six men in relation to the case — if convicted, they could face the death penalty.

The Vedic Hindu Culture Society will also be holding a council meeting in Surrey Tuesday to discuss ways to put pressure on the Indian government to do more to ensure safety of women.

Newton-North Delta MP Jinny Sims attended Sunday’s vigil at the Laxmi Narayan Temple and later sent out a tweet “Thanks Surrey Mandir for the candlelit vigil for the young woman brutally raped in India.”