Dalit girl sent to AIIMS for further treatment
The Dalit girl, who was stabbed in her eyes while resisting a rape attempt, was today sent to AIIMS with a team of doctors for further treatment.india Updated: Jun 22, 2011 15:40 IST
The Dalit girl, who was stabbed in her eyes while resisting a rape attempt, was on Wednesday sent to AIIMS with a team of doctors for further treatment.
The 14-year-old victim, whose cornea of the left eye was totally damaged, was today sent to AIIMS in New Delhi, Principal of Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Medical College, where she was admitted, Anand Swaroop said.
The decision to send the girl to AIIMS was taken after a meeting of a team of doctors, treating the girl, he said, adding two teams of doctors are accompanying the victim.
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. The cornea of the left eye was totally damaged which may result in loss of eyesight of the girl.
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.
First Published: Jun 22, 2011 15:38 IST