Mother reunited with battered baby Falak

Last Updated: Wed, Feb 15, 2012 14:34 hrs

New Delhi: It was an emotional moment as a dazed Munni was on Wednesday reunited with her two-year-old battered daughter Falak, admitted in the AIIMS ICU with life threatening injuries.

With tears in her eyes, the 22-year-old woman, who claimed she was separated from her three kids just before her second marriage, entered the ICU where the comatose child is battling for her life for the past 29 days.

"She spent nearly 15 minutes in the ICU. She was directed by a nurse to go all alone inside. She kept staring at her daughter and was speechless to see so many medical equipment around her daughter," neurosurgeon Deepak Agarwal, who has been treating her, said.

"She wept a lot after coming out of the ICU," a nurse who was present there during Munni's visit, said.

Meanwhile, Agarwal said that the infection level in the brain of Falak has not subsided and she continued to be in a critical but stable state.

Doctors have conducted a fourth life saving surgery on her yesterday as an alternative attempt to fight brain infection.

It involved a bedside procedure wherein a tube was put in the brain that drains outside instead of the spine.

Falak was brought to the hospital on January 18 with severe head injury, both her arms broken, bite marks all over her body and her cheeks branded with hot iron.

Agarwal said, "With the damage she has suffered in the brain, if she survives, there are high chances that she will be mentally retarded or have a low conscious level. At present, we are trying to do our level best to get her out of the ICU."

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