Delhi gangrape: victim's condition gives anxious moments to doctors

  • PTI, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Dec 26, 2012 22:22 IST
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    Clash between the Delhi police and the protesters, who were protesting against the gangrape of 23-year-old girl, at India Gate in New Delhi. Sanjeev Verma/HT

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    Protesters shield themselves as police beat them with sticks during a violent demonstration near India Gate against a gangrape of a student on a bus ...

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    A protestor screams against the tear gas shell lobbed at the protesters by police as violence erupted at India Gate, New Delhi. Vipin Kumar/ HT

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    People surround an injured demonstrator at India Gate during a protest that turned violent. Sanjeev Verma/ HT

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    A damaged car after the clash between agitated protesters and police at India Gate in New Delhi. Sanjeev Verma/ HT

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    Students shout slogans during the protest at Rajpath to demand justice for the gang rape victim. PTI Photo

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    A woman protester pelting stones at the police during a protest at India Gate in New Delhi. Sanjeev Verma/ HT

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    A protester clashes with the police at India Gate in New Delhi. Sanjeev Verma/HT

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    Demonstrators using a pole to chase away police during a protest at India Gate in New Delhi. Sanjeev Verma/ HT

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    Police arresting demonstrators during the protest for better safety for women following the rape of a student last week, in front the India Gate, New ...

The condition of the 23-year-old gang rape victim deteriorated last night as her pulse rate reduced considerably but it recovered soon. She, however, continues to be critical but stable, doctors attending on her said on Wednesday. She continues to be on ventilator support in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

The medical bulletin on her health by the doctors at Safdarjung hospital, where she is being treated, was postponed twice as top heart specialists attended on her.

According to sources, her condition had deteriorated late last night as she had suffered from "bradycardia", with her pulse rate reducing, but she recovered within minutes.

Sources said her pulse rate has suddenly reduced to below 50 per minute but recovered within five minutes. "Her condition continues to be critical but stable," a senior doctor said while confirming her bradycardia condition last night.

Top health specialists, including Naresh Trehan, were attending on the girl and held consultations with the panel of doctors looking into her health condition.

The medical bulletin on the victim's health was to be issued at 4.30 pm but it was postponed to 6.30 pm, only to be put off again by the hospital administration.

Senior health officials, including the Director General of Health Services, held consultation with doctors attending on her.

There was heavy police deployment outside the hospital.


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