Delhi Gangrape: Victim off the ventilator; Cops brief media

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New Delhi, Dec 21: Doctors of Safdarjung hospital in Delhi on Friday, Dec 21 informed that 23-year-old victim of infamous gangrape in Delhi is off the ventilator.

The victim, who was brutally raped and was thrown out of a running bus by six men, is conscious and tries to speak to her family members, stated doctor.

Earlier reports said victim's health condition deteriorated on Friday morning. Platelet count of the victim has reportedly gone down, resulting in her condition to worsen, said reports.

Meanwhile, Sir Gangaram Hospital in the national capital stated that it is ready to take care of the 23-year-old woman and perform transplantation of intestine.

She underwent surgery to remove the gangrenous intestine and there was risk of infection. The intestinal transplant is the only course of treatment that would offer the victim the chance of a functional intestine and an intestinal graft could be obtained either from a brain-dead donor or from a living related donor.

Delhi Police Commissioner, Neeraj Kumar, meanwhile, briefed the media about their actions taken against the culprits. The press conference was held soon after the reaction of Delhi High Court which slammed the Delhi police over its reports.

Clarifying their stand on the burning issue, the police commissioner said, "Police Control Room responded within four minutes. The victims got timely medical aid due to police response. All vehicles from other states with tinted glasses are being turned back."

"We are trying to implement a strict regime of permits - have tied up with transport departments. Anyone from other part of the country driving a public bus needs to be put through a fresh test," said Mr Kumar.

"...Fourth accused was tracked down to Rajasthan & brought to Delhi on Dec 18. Last night we tracked down the fifth accused who is a juvenile so we cannot give details," added the commissioner.

"Police parties are on the trail of Akshay Thakur, a resident of Aurangabad in Bihar. We are hopeful that based on circumstantial, oral and forensic evidence, we will be able to secure conviction. We have added attempt to murder Sec 307 to the charges," Mr Kumar stated.

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