Jawaharlal Nehru University student Roshini Gupta, who was brutally attacked by a classmate last week, is recuperating well at New Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital. But the episode has taken a toll on her parents.
“My father wants to be by her side, but he is not well enough to commute,” Sudhir Gupta, Roshini’s brother, told Hindustan Times.
“He is diabetic and his sugar levels have shot up. The blood pressure levels are also very high. He is resting at the guest house,” he said.
His mother’s health suffered after she heard about the attack on Roshini. “She has high blood pressure and a range of other diseases,” Sudhir said.
The family is struggling to come to terms with the aftermath of the incident.
“We are yet to come to terms with the incident. We are all tense and hope she recovers soon,” he added.
Sudhir reiterated that his family had no links with that of the attacker, Aakash.
“We did not know anything about his family before the incident. There is no point talking about them now,” said Sudhir, who has a clothing business in Muzaffarpur, Bihar.
“We are more worried about our sister at the moment. The boy committed suicide and I don’t want to discuss him,” he said.
Ever since the family came to Delhi soon after the bloody incident, life has not been easy. Apart from visiting the hospital every day, they are struggling to get a glimpse of Roshini who is in the intensive care unit of the hospital.
* “Even if we want to see her, we always can’t, because of the fear of infection. She has improved a lot but she is not speaking properly to us yet,” he said.