The 23-year-old paramedical student, who was allegedly gangraped and brutally assaulted by six men inside a private bus in Delhi on December 16, has died. The student, who was airlifted from New Delhi to Singapore on December 26 as her condition showed no signs of improvement even after 10 days of treatment at Safdarjung Hospital, breathed her last on Saturday (December 29, 2012).
According to the doctors at Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital, the victim, before her death, had shown signs of severe organ failure despite the doctors putting her on maximum artificial ventilator support and optimal antibiotic doses.
Before being shifted to the Singapore hospital, the 23-year-old was being treated at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital with doctors performing multiple surgeries on her. However, despite all the efforts, her condition did not show much improvement and she succumbed to her injuries.
All the six men accused of brutalising the girl have been arrested and the case has led to nation-wide protests. The protesters have been demanding better security for women and girls, especially in Delhi which many point out is considered to be one of the most unsafe cities for women according to National Crimes Bureau records.
The 23-year-old gangrape victim had remained on ventilator support for a long time at the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi, and then at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. Her intestines, which had been badly damaged and were infected as a result of the assault, had to be removed surgically.News