Talk:2012 Delhi gang rape

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Question on addition of the novel released in December[edit]

This has been added to the lead:

On 16 December 2013, a novel titled 'I'm a Woman & I'm on SALE' was released and dedicated to Nirbhaya in her memory. [12]

I hate to be a meanie, but I think it needs to go... Thoughts? Gandydancer (talk) 15:59, 9 January 2014 (UTC)


I modified the opening sentence. It originally said ...rape and murder... I felt it was incomplete and changed it to subsequent, then consequent, before replacing it with resultant. Could someone tell me their opinion on this? I feel that a word is required between and and murder, but help is needed here. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 16:35, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

How about, "...rape and brutal attack that resulted in death"? (the death was the result of the attack, not the rape)Gandydancer (talk) 16:38, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
Brutal doesn't exactly sound like a neutral word. I think maybe ..rape and subsequent assault that lead to her death..? How does it sound? --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 18:24, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
How about "rape and assault that led to her death..."? Gandydancer (talk) 20:37, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
Sounds good. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 08:58, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
I think that if virtually anyone who understands English and knows about the attack would call it "brutal", then it's a neutral word. The word "brutal" is a severe understatement. Using a "more neutral" word than a word like "brutal", in this case, actually results in distorting what in fact happened.
For that matter it is true that if an attack leads to death that would not have occurred without the attack, then the crime of murder has been committed. I do not understand why the title of this article does not read "2012 Delhi gang rape and murder".Daqu (talk) 18:34, 4 April 2014 (UTC)