New Delhi: The 23-year-old gangrape victim was again put on ventilator on Sunday evening after doctors subjected her to various tests as her condition continued to be critical.
The victim, a para-medical student who is battling for life at Safdurjung Hospital here, was off ventilator since Friday but due to some respiratory problems she was put on ventilator again last evening.
"We are subjecting her to all examinations and procedures. She continues to be critical," Dr BD Athani, Medical Superintendent of Safdurjung Hospital, said.
The girl's family members said that she was put on ventilator in the evening after doctors diagnosed "some problem".
She is being given heavy antibiotics to fight the infection. The platelet count has also fallen to 19,000 per microlitre.
Doctors had said on Saturday that the victim is psychologically "composed and optimistic" about her future and has started communicating.
They had also said they are keeping the patient on high doses of antibiotics and high standards of hygiene -- two important factors for preventing infection.
The father of the paramedical student said his daughter is a "fighter" and he is confident she will "overcome all obstacles" and demanded death penalty for the culprits.
"I appeal to the people supporting her not to indulge in violence. I want them to support us peacefully and pray for my daughter's recovery," he said in an interview to an English television news channel.
Manmohan-Putin meeting at 7 RCR
Russia's President Vladimir Putin arrives in India today on a visit intended to help cement Russia's position in the growing Indian market and reinvigorate political ties.
The scheduled meeting between Manmohan and Putin was to take place at Hyderabad House but now will be held at 7 RCR. However, no protests have taken place since morning.
As per police advisory, apart from 8 Metro stations, Rajiv Chowk Metro station will also remain closed till further notice.
Following Putin's talks on Monday with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other Indian officials, Moscow and New Delhi will sign agreements on trade, science, education and law enforcement.
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