Leila Seth, the first woman judge of the Delhi high court and a part of the Justice J.S. Verma committee that was set up to re-look at rape laws in India after the December 16, 2012 gang rape in Delhi died of a cardiac arrest at her home in Noida on Friday night, her family and doctors have said.
A family member said that there will be no cremation and that Leila Seth’s body will be donated to the Army Research and Referral Hospital here in Delhi for the advancement of medical sciences, as per her will. There will, however, be a memorial service on May 28.
Leila Seth was admitted to Apollo Hospitals in Delhi eight months ago with a brain haemorrhage but was discharged following recovery.She was admitted again a couple of weeks ago with a femur fracture but was treated and discharged said Dr. Pushpendra Renjen, senior neurologist at Apollo Hospital in Delhi.
Leila Seth is the mother of novelist Vikram Seth.