The juvenile accused, one of the six persons who brutally raped the 23-year-old physiotherapy student last month and beat up her friend, was discharged from Delhi government’s Lok Nayak Hospital early on Friday morning.
Six days after recuperating silently in the hospital, the minor was discharged from the hospital equally silently for security reasons.
“His recovery was smooth and we have called him for a follow-up on Saturday morning. He is fine and should be fit to appear in court hearings after 4-5 days,” said a source in the hospital.
The accused was diagnosed with acute appendicitis when police personnel brought him to the hospital on Saturday morning. He had complained of excruciating pain in the abdomen the whole of Friday night.
His appendix was removed in a surgery that was performed late on Saturday night. The doctors initially were not aware of the crime he was accused of, but when the court asked for his fitness certificate then the doctors came to know of the crime he had committed.
There has been a huge debate about the ‘light’ punishment of three years the juvenile could get away with in this case.
Delhi Police have claimed that it was he who solicited the couple on the bus.
He raped the victim twice — once after she fell unconscious. He extracted her intestine with his bare hands and suggested she be thrown off the bus.
KVS to create awareness
The role of schools towards instilling values in children and for the creation of a healthy society is indisputable and these were among the key issues that were brought to the fore during a day-long workshop on Human Rights and Gender Sensitisation held at Jawaharlal Nehru University Campus branch of Kendriya Vidyalaya on Friday.
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghatana (KVS) Commissioner Avinash Dikshit launched a nationwide campaign aimed at making KV students and staff more aware and alert on issues related to human rights and gender sensitisation.