Gang-rape victim is conscious, alert and communicating: Doctors

Last Updated: Tue, Dec 25, 2012 11:50 hrs

Doctors treating the gang-rape survivor at the Safdarjung Hospital here on Tuesday said the girl is conscious, alert and communicating.

"The girl is conscious, alert and communicating. The victim is in critical state, but her condition is better than before. The lever is functioning normally. The platelet count has risen to 80,000. The internal bleeding has been reduced," said one of the doctors, while announcing the medical bulletin about the gang-rape survivor.

Doctors said the victim still needs partial support for breathing.

"We are pumping in lots of platelets; real improvement will be when body starts recovering on its own, with reduced ventilator support assistance. Can't say the girl is recovering, she is still critical. She is communicating through gestures. She is responding to antibiotics," said the doctor.

Doctors also revealed that the girl is psychologically stable. They said that the victim is undergoing psychological counselling and is 'reasonably mentally stable'.

The gang-rape victim suffered from more internal bleeding on late Monday night.

Amid the ongoing row over the Sub Divisional Magistrate's charges, the victim's statement was recorded again earlier in the day. The girl had given her statement earlier last week.

According to reports, the 23-year-old girl, who was gang-raped on a moving bus, gave her account of what actually happened to a judge for the second time today at the Safdarjung Hospital here.

The gang-rape survivor's statement will be used in the trial of the six men arrested in connection with the ghastly incident.

The latest development in this regard comes in the wake of allegations that senior police officers tried to interfere with the crucial process of recording the victim's statement.

Delhi Police has, however, rubbished all the charges being levelled against the men in uniform.

In her letter written to Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has demanded that a high-level inquiry should be ordered into reports that top policemen interfered in the recording of the 23-year-old gang-rape survivor's statement. ANI)

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