Anti-rape protester taken to hospital from Jantar Mantar

Last Updated: Sun, Jan 06, 2013 13:20 hrs

Rajesh Gangwar, an anti-rape protestor who has been on hunger strike form the past 14 days at the Jantar Mantar here, was moved to hospital as his health deteriorated rapidly on Sunday.

Gangwar, who belongs to Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, had started his hunger strike along with another demonstrator, Babu Singh, to protest against the Delhi gang-rape incident of December 16.

Gangwar was rushed to a nearby hospital after the doctor attending to him, Prashant Yadav, confirmed that his vital organs were under threat of failure.

"I have been with him (Gangwar) for many days now, and his condition has grown serious with every passing day. Today he is critical. He is in such a position that I cannot allow him to continue the fast," said Yadav.

"His parameters show clear-cut signs of hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar), hyperbilirubinemia (high bilirubin) and dehydration, which means that there is a threat of renal failure, brain failure and it may badly affect the proper functioning of the liver," he added.

Yadav complained that the administration had not even provided an ambulance at the protest site.

The 23-year-old rape victim died on December 29 in a Singapore hospital, two weeks after a barbaric gang rape on a moving bus in South Delhi area. (ANI)

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