Indian gang-rape victim in 'extremely critical condition'

Singapore, Dec 27 (IANS) A 23-year-old Indian gang-rape victim with grievous injuries who was admitted to a premier Singapore hospital Thursday remains in "an extremely critical condition".

The young woman was admitted to the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore early Thursday.

The hospital's chief executive Kelvin Loh said in a statement in the evening that the patient remains in "an extremely critical condition".

"Prior to her arrival, she has already undergone three abdominal surgeries, and experienced a cardiac arrest in India," said Loh.

"A multi-disciplinary team of specialists is taking care of her and doing everything possible to stabilise her condition."

The woman was accompanied by her parents and a team of doctors from India, led by Yatin Gupta, head of the critical care unit at Delhi's Safdarjung hospital, where she was under treatment since her ordeal Dec 16.

She had been gang-raped on a moving bus in New Delhi on Dec 16.

She arrived at Mount Elizabeth Hospital's Intensive Care Unit at 9.05 a.m. in the morning "in an extremely critical condition", said the hospital spokesperson

"We request that the privacy of the patient and family be respected," the spokesperson said in a statement.

The case shocked India, triggering largescale protests, mostly by college students, and calls for death penalty for the criminals.

The six suspects have been arrested.


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