Delhi rape victim’s condition ‘deteriorates’

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A female student gang-raped on a bus in India’s capital Delhi has “taken a turn for the worse” at a Singapore hospital, doctors say.

The 23-year-old arrived in Singapore on Thursday after undergoing three operations in a Delhi hospital.

“Her vital signs are deteriorating with signs of severe organ failure,” hospital official Kelvin Loh said.

The attack earlier this month triggered violent public protests in India that left one police officer dead.

Six men have been arrested and two police officers have been suspended following the 16 December attack.

Doctors had earlier described the woman as “fighting for her life”.

Mr Loh said in a statement the hospital had put her on “maximum artificial ventilation support, optimal antibiotic doses as well as stimulants which maximise her body’s capability to fight infections”.

“Her family members have been informed that her condition has deteriorated and they are currently by her side to encourage and comfort her,” he said.

On arrival at the hospital in Singapore, doctors said that as well as a “prior cardiac arrest, she also had infection of her lungs and abdomen, as well as significant brain injury”.

BBC.

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