Unnao rape survivor remains critical nine days after accident, on life support, say AIIMS sources

The Unnao rape survivor has been kept in the ICU at the AIIMS Trauma Centre and is undergoing treatment from a multi-disciplinary team of doctors.

Press Trust of India August 06, 2019 16:07:59 IST
Unnao rape survivor remains critical nine days after accident, on life support, say AIIMS sources
  • The Unnao rape survivor admitted to the AIIMS Trauma Centre remains critical and is on life support system

  • The survivors's lawyer, who was also critically injured, was admitted to the Trauma Centre on Tuesday

  • The rape survivor was airlifted to Delhi from Lucknow on Monday, following a directive from the Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Unnao rape survivor admitted to the AIIMS Trauma Centre remains critical and is on life support system, sources at the hospital said on Tuesday.

The survivor's lawyer, who was also critically injured, was admitted to the Trauma Centre on Tuesday. The survivor has been kept in the ICU.

Unnao rape survivor remains critical nine days after accident on life support say AIIMS sources

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

The Delhi Traffic Police had created a green corridor on Monday to shift the rape survivor from the Indira Gandhi International Airport to the Trauma Centre at the All India Institute of Medical  Science , covering a distance of around 14 kilometers in 18 minutes.

"She is sick and on life support system needing medication to support her blood pressure. The patient remains critical and is undergoing treatment under multi-disciplinary team of doctors," sources at the hospital said.

The rape survivor, who suffered critical injuries in a car-truck collision last week, was airlifted to New Delhi from Lucknow on Monday for further treatment following a Supreme Court directive, police said.

The survivor and her lawyer suffered critical injuries in the accident which took place in Raebareli. Two of her relatives were killed in the incident.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which has taken over the investigation into the accident, has booked 10 people for murder, including Uttar Pradesh MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who is already in jail, charged with the rape of the woman in 2017 when she was a minor.

The Delhi High Court has asked the CBI for a status report on steps taken to ensure safety of the survivor and her family. 

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