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Teen rape victim still on ventilator, kept under watch

india Updated: Apr 22, 2013 00:38 IST
Faizan Haider

The 13-year-old girl, who was gang-raped after being abducted from near her house in east Delhi, remained on ventilator support after trying to commit suicide. The girl, a resident of Farsh Bazar in Shahdara, is undergoing treatment at Karkardooma’s Hedgewar hospital and has been kept under watch since she has shown suicidal tendencies.

Unable to face the trauma, the girl had tried to commit suicide at her house. The government is planning to shift her to another hospital since she has not shown any considerable improvement.

“For the first time she asked for food and spoke to us. We are not talking to her about the case as we want her to get rid of her suicidal thoughts. Her condition has not improved much and she is still on ventilator support,” victim’s mother said.

The girl had attempted to kill herself twice in 24 hours and after the second attempt she was admitted to the hospital. On Friday evening she tried to cut her hand with a knife but her mother stopped her. On Saturday morning, she consumed overdose of a medicine kept for her father’s treatment and was rushed to the hospital.

“Once she starts showing signs of improvement, we will counsel her. We are giving her the best possible treatment and might also shift her to another hospital if required,” a hospital source said.

Doctors said she developed suicidal tendencies after the poor response of the police and listening about the similar fate of a five-year-old girl. “The news of a brutal rape of a five-year-old may have pushed her into depression,” a doctor said.

On March 15, Kavita (name changed) had gone to buy medicines along with her younger brother to a local market when both were kidnapped in an auto and were taken to a house in Loni, Ghaziabad.

The girl has alleged that eight men raped her in front of her 10-year-old brother.