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5-year old India rape victim stable, needs reconstructive surgery: Doctors

Five-year-old girl is on intravenous fluids and antibiotics

  • IANS
  • Published: 21:18 April 20, 2013
  • Gulf News

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  • A protester shouts slogans while others run through a police barricade outside Delhi Police headquarters during a protest against the rape of a 5-year-old girl in New Delhi, India, Saturday, April 20, 2013.

New Delhi: The five-year-old girl undergoing treatment here after she was brutally raped for two days is in stable condition, doctors said on Saturday, adding she will need reconstructive surgery as she suffered severe injuries to her private parts.

“At present her general condition is stable. She is recovering and continues to be under close observation and monitoring. She is conscious, alert and all her parameters are within normal limits. She is speaking to her parents,” D.K. Sharma, Medical Superintendent of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where the girl is being treated, told reporters.

He said the girl has been subjected to detailed medical evaluation and a procedure has been carried out to divert stools as her private parts have suffered grievous injuries due to the sexual assault.

“She has suffered injuries in her private parts and will need to undergo corrective and reconstruction surgery,” said Sharma.

He said that her wounds would be dressed again on Sunday evening under anaesthesia.

“She has been put on intravenous fluids and antibiotics,” he added.

The girl was shifted to AIIMS on Friday.

Earlier the hospital said a surgical procedure was done on her midnight.

“She was shifted to AIIMS at 6.30pm on Friday. She was stable and no intensive care was needed. She was kept in the emergency section of the paediatrics department,” Sharma said.

The doctor added that a team of eight doctors from various departments like paediatric medicine, paediatric surgery, gynaecology, anaesthesia, urology, forensic medicine and hospital administration are looking after the child.

Sharma said Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad visited the hospital in the morning to see the child.

“The minister visited the hospital in the morning at 11am to see the patient. He also interacted with her parents,” the doctor said.

“We don’t expect her to stay in hospital for long,” the doctor said.

The girl was abducted April 15 and kept hostage for two days without food and water in a room in which the attacker lived, on the ground floor of the building in east Delhi’s Gandhi Nagar. The victim’s family stays in the same building, police said.

The girl, who was repeatedly raped, was rescued when members of her family heard her screams on Wednesday, police said.

The accused was arrested from his village in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district.

— IANS

Comments (1)

  1. Added 11:20 April 21, 2013

    Another shameful incident has shaken the Indian capital, but the question stays ‘when will this stop, when will the culprits face harsh punishment?’ Enough discussion, debate, protest, rallies. The government must take a firm step by punishing these perverted criminals, who are merciless animals living freely in society. We often hear about rapes and assaults, but when will the day come when these innocent girls get justice? The government is busy giving comments and making laws, but these kinds of crimes will only be stopped if the rapists get quick punishment, if there are no delays in these kind of cases. Only then other people will definitely learn from this. Child rapes are increasing on a daily basis. Parents should teach their children about good and bad, not to be friendly with strangers, not to go anywhere or accept anything from any one. We can make our child understand that in today's world we can’t trust anybody. I pray for a quick recovery for this little girl, she has gone through a lot of pain and her marks and bruises shows a darker side of society.

    Ms. Renu kala, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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