Gangrape victim's condition better, still on ventilator: doctors

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The condition of the 23-year-old gangrape victim was on Tuesday better than the previous day though she was still on ventilator, doctors attending on her said.

The doctors at Safdarjung Hospital, who have been closely monitoring the girl's health, said her platelet count and total leukocyte count had also shown improvement as compared to that of yesterday and that she was physically fit to speak now.

"Her liver functions are by and large fine, her lab profile is also by and large static and her platelet count and total leukocyte count has improved," said Dr Sunil Jain.

He, however, said her counts have improved after pumping in a lot of blood and platelets.

Dr P K Verma, ICU incharge, said the girl is better than yesterday but still on ventilator and her urine output is also good.

"She is still on ventilator though the ventilator support has been reduced," he said.

Yesterday, her health had deteriorated after she had showed tendencies of internal bleeding. The doctors had then termed her condition as "very serious and very critical".

Amid the ongoing row over the Sub-divisional Magistrate's charges, the victim's statement was recorded again earlier in the day. The girl had given her statement earlier last week.

According to reports, the 23-year-old girl, who was gangraped on a moving bus, gave her account of what actually happened to a judge for the second time today at the Safdarjung Hospital here.

The gangrape survivor's statement will be used in the trial of the six men arrested in connection with the ghastly incident.

The latest development in this regard comes in the wake of allegations that senior police officers tried to interfere with the crucial process of recording the victim's statement.

Delhi Police has, however, rubbished all the charges being levelled against the men in uniform.

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