Dehradun: The institute where the 23-year-old medical student, who was brutally gang-raped in a moving bus in Delhi, was studying physiotherapy has disclosed that the braveheart was a "good scholar" and secured first division marks in her last exam, better than most of her classmates.
"The girl was enrolled for the four-year physiotherapy course here in 2008 and she secured a first division with 73 per cent marks in the last exam of her life," the Dean of the institute said.
"She got better marks than most of her classmates as the average is around 55 to 65 per cent," he added.
She got 800 out of 1,100 marks in six papers in tests conducted last year, the Dean said, adding that it was after this examination that she had left for Delhi late last year to do the internship at a Delhi hospital.
Amanat (NOT her real name) and her male friend boarded a bus in Delhi on December 16 and were assaulted allegedly by six men, who also took turns raping the student, says the police. She died two weeks later.
"The institute administration has decided to refund Rs 1.80 lakh deposited by her at the time of her admission here in 2008," the Dean said.
He also said he would personally go to Delhi at the earliest to hand over a cheque of the amount to Amanat's parent.
Showering praise on the girl for her positive nature, the ability to make friends easily and motivate other students, the Dean said it has also been decided to institute an award in her name.
Story first published:
January 24, 2013 15:59 IST