Timely help could have saved her: Rape victim's brother

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) The brother of the deceased gang-rape victim said Saturday that his sister would have probably lived if proper medical care was given to her on time.

"She lost too much blood lying on the roadside. If she had got good medical care on time she would have perhaps been with us today," her brother told IANS over phone from Ballia in Uttar Pradesh.

"There was a gap of nearly two hours from the time my sister was thrown on the roadside till she received medical aid at Safdarjung Hospital," he added.

Quoting his sister's male friend who was with her with the incident happened, he said that many pedestrians and vehicles passed by but no one helped. Finally, the highway patrol alerted the police who then took her and her friend to hospital.

The 23-year-old woman was brutally gang-raped and her male friend beaten up Dec 16 in a moving bus at night.

The woman succumbed to her injuries Dec 29 in a hospital in Singapore where she was airlifted for specialised treatment.

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