The Dalit girl, who was stabbed in her eyes allegedly by two youths when she resisted a rape attempt, may never be able to see from her left eye again, doctors treating her said in Kanpur.
"The 14-year-old victim was stabbed in both her eyes with some sharp-edged weapon but the damage to her left eye is severe. The cornea of the left eye is totally damaged which may result in loss of eyesight, principal of Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Medical College Anand Swaroop said.
"When the victim was brought to the medical college here, her condition was bad. Both the eyes were bleeding and her shoulders were also injured," Swaroop said.
She was immediately admitted to the eye department and a team of specialists attended her, he added.
The girl has been operated upon on both her eyes. Doctors say that left eye is severely damaged but right eye is in a better condition.
"After being operated we asked her if she can see from her right eye to which she admitted a blurred vision", Swaroop said.
The girl will be kept in the hospital for a minimum of one week. All the expenses are taken care of by the medical department, Swaroop said.
Kuldeep (18) and Niranjan Yadav (17) attempted to rape the 14-year-old girl when she had gone out in connection with some work in Gadwa Buzurg village in Gursahaiganj area in Kannauj on June 18.
"When the girl raised an alarm, the duo attacked her with knives, piercing her left eye and injuring the other.