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MP: Woman out of coma but still unable to speak

bhopal Updated: Dec 29, 2014 15:34 IST
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The 29-year-old woman who was allegedly thrown out of a running train last month by two miscreants near Karonda railway station, about 20 kms from Bina town in Sagar district, has come out of coma but she is unable to speak or recognise people, doctors treating her said.

However, they said, she would start speaking and recognising people in due course. The incident occurred on November 19, and the woman had been comatose since then. She is undergoing treatment at a private hospital in the city.

After coming out of coma, the victim was seen struggling to speak. Doctors said the tracheostomy put in her respiratory tract gets open as she tries to speak due to pressure inserted on the equipment, but once she recovers fully, it won’t happen.

The victim’s father said, “My daughter is recovering but she is still unable to speak and recognise us. Expressions on her face show that she wants to talk to us. Sometimes, we feel that she is thinking about the trauma and getting tense. She is eating khichdi and light food made by her mother.”

Meanwhile, the government railway police (GRP) is eagerly waiting for the woman to get well so that her statement can be recorded and suspects can be brought before her for identification.

Additional director general of police (ADG), GRP, MS Gupta said, "On the basis of released sketch, our teams have nabbed suspects and we would get success soon. We are also waiting for the victim’s statement."

Victim’s father unhappy with railways

The victim’s father, who is a Kanpur-based businessman, appeared to be happy with everyone, including media, police and the state government, for handling the situation "sensitively" but for the divisional railway manager (DRM). "I never saw an insensitive person like divisional railway manager. He came to hospital only once."

He also alleged that he didn’t receive any compensation from railways despite its assurance. DRM Rajeev Chaudhary, however, dismissed the allegation. "No compensation had ever been promised. In such cases, there is a process of claim and its adjudication by the tribunal." Chaudhary said he met the doctor treating her and was in touch with the hospital management. "My (railway) doctors visit her every third day and a staffer is almost stationed at the hospital."