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‘Critical’ Delhi gang-rape victim expresses her desire to live

New Delhi, Dec 19 (ANI): Even as the Delhi’s gang rape victim’s condition deteriorated, she has shown immense determination to fight the battle for life.

According to television reports, in a written communication to her mother, the girl has said: “Maa main jeena chahti hoon” (Mother, I want to live).

Several politicians have been visiting the girl at Safdarjung Hospital where she was admitted after the brutal assault in a moving bus on Sunday night.

On Tuesday night, Congress president Sonia Gandhi also visited the hospital to meet the rape victim.

Her condition, which had improved yesterday morning after she was operated upon on Sunday night, deteriorated yesterday evening. Doctors are battling to keep infections at bay as the injuries are extensive. Her platelet count had dropped, with blood pressure being unstable.

The next 24 hours are critical, if she pulls through, her chances of survival will improve.

Specialists from AIIMS trauma centre have been called in before doctors decide whether the girl needs to be operated upon further. They hope to curb further spread of infection.

Meanwhile, taking suo motu cognisance of the rape of a 23-year-old girl in a moving bus, the Delhi High Court asked Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar to file the status report in two days.

The Delhi High Court, which rapped up the police for failing to prevent the rape in a moving bus, asked the government to provide best medical facilities to the victim and her friend.

Four of the six men who allegedly raped the student have been arrested. The driver of the bus in which she was gang-raped and tortured, has been remanded to police custody for five days as the cops attempt to arrest the two men who are still absconding.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has also issued notices to Home Ministry and Delhi Police and sought a report on the incident within two weeks. (ANI)

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