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Unnao rape survivor and lawyer stable, says doctor

A CT scan was conducted on the rape survivor, and there was no sign of a head injury
Police and people stand near the wreckage of the car in which the Unnao rape survivor was travelling near Rae Bareli on Sunday.

PTI   |   Lucknow   |   Published 01.08.19, 09:31 AM

The condition of the Unnao rape survivor and her lawyer is stable, doctors of King George Medical University said in Lucknow on Thursday.

Medical university authorities, however, said they had no information whether the victim was being airlifted to Delhi or anywhere outside the state.

The in-charge of KGMU's Trauma Centre, Dr Sandeep Tiwari, told PTI: 'The rape survivor's condition is stable, but still she is on ventilator support.'

A CT scan was conducted on the rape survivor, and there was no sign of a head injury. A team of doctors is monitoring her round the clock, authorities said.

Tiwari said: 'The injured advocate was removed from the ventilator for some time yesterday and on Thursday. During this period, his condition was stable. He was later put on the ventilator again.'

When asked, if there was any plan to shift the victim outside the state for treatment, Tiwari said he had no information.

On Sunday, the car in which the Unnao rape survivor, her family and lawyer were travelling was hit by a truck in Rae Bareli, killing her two aunts and leaving her and the advocate critically injured.

The CBI, which has taken over the investigation into Sunday's road accident, booked 10 people for murder, including BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who is already in jail and charged with the rape of the Unnao woman when she was a minor in 2017.

The police on Monday filed a murder case against Sengar and nine others after the rape survivor's family filed a complaint alleging conspiracy behind the accident.

With Opposition accusing the BJP of shielding its lawmaker, the ruling party expelled Sengar Thursday, BJP sources said.

Amid uproar over the accident case, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi said the question on the minds of all women and girls in Uttar Pradesh is whether voices against an influential person, who has done wrong, will be heard.

Her remarks come after a schoolgirl in Barabanki on Wednesday asked a senior police officer if she would face the same fate as the Unnao rape victim.

Three security personnel tasked with protecting the rape survivor were suspended on Thursday on charges of dereliction of duty following the road accident, police said.

The suspended police personnel are Sudesh Kumar, and women constables Sunita Devi and Ruby Patel, said superintendent of police, Unnao, M.P. Verma.

Ajendra Awasthi, another advocate for the woman, said he has been provided with adequate security by the district administration after he requested for it.


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