Supreme Court directs Unnao rape survivor to be airlifted from Lucknow to New Delhi for better treatment at AIIMS

SC directed that Unnao rape survivor be airlifted from Lucknow to New Delhi for better treatment at AIIMS. Unnao rape survivor suffered critical injuries in a car-truck collision last week. Minutes before, apex court had deferred hearing on issue of transfer of victim and her injured lawyer, sought their transfer.

Press Trust of India August 05, 2019 13:32:36 IST
Supreme Court directs Unnao rape survivor to be airlifted from Lucknow to New Delhi for better treatment at AIIMS
  • SC directed that Unnao rape survivor be airlifted from Lucknow to New Delhi for better treatment at AIIMS

  • Unnao rape survivor suffered critical injuries in a car-truck collision last week

  • Minutes before, apex court had deferred hearing on issue of transfer of victim and her injured lawyer, sought their transfer

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday directed that the Unnao rape survivor, who suffered critical injuries in a car-truck collision last week, be airlifted from Lucknow to New Delhi for better treatment at the AIIMS.

Supreme Court directs Unnao rape survivor to be airlifted from Lucknow to New Delhi for better treatment at AIIMS

The car in which the Unnao rape survivor was travelling. ANI

Minutes before, the apex court had deferred the hearing on the issue of transfer of the woman and her injured lawyer, for further hearing on Friday as no one on behalf of their families appeared and sought their transfer.

However, the lawyer of the family later appeared before a bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose and said the mother now wanted her injured daughter to be shifted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for better care as she was still critical.

The bench took note of the submissions of lawyer D Ramakrishna Reddy, appearing for the victim, and ordered that she be transferred from the King George's Medical College in Lucknow to the AIIMS. Fixing the case on Friday, it also made clear that the family of the injured lawyer can also seek the same relief and approach it as and when they need.

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