(London Daily Mail) A 23-year-old student who was brutally gang raped by up to seven men has told her family she wants to live as protests rage in India’s capital in response to the attack.

Thousands of demonstrators have clashed with police after they tried to march to the presidential building in New Delhi, throwing stones while tear gas was fired in retaliation.

Inside the Intensive Care Unit at Safdarjung Hospital, the young victim has been communicating with her parents by scrawling notes on a piece of paper as she battles to stay alive.

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