She was reportedly set for marriage in February 2013. The 23-year old Damini died early morning on December 29, 2012. ‘Damini’ is the name given to her by the people who were protesting. Some media houses came up with other names: ‘Amanat’, ‘Nirbhaya’. Another newspaper called her Jyoti, which maybe her real name but no one can really confirm. After the tragedy she suffered there is no reason for her to die in anonymity. Her dreams lie crushed and broken and this is a tribute to her:
If the GOI or Delhi Govt means it when they tell the world her death “will not be in vain” one hopes they will act and clean up Delhi for a start. The least they can do is name the street in Munirka, the area in Delhi where she was attacked by beasts, after her. That tribute would a small apology and a permanent reminder for everyone.
*The tribute is a verse from Don McLean’s ‘Vincent’ (Van Gogh) – Paintings in the video are impressions of his work.