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Five-year-old rape victim showing signs of recovery

April 20, 2013 21:58 IST

The five-year-old girl, who was raped and tortured allegedly by her 22-year-old neighbour, is alert and showing signs of recovery, doctors said on Saturday.

"At present, her general condition is stable. She is recovering and continues to be under close observation and monitoring. She is conscious, alert and all her parameters are well within normal limits," AIIMS Medical Superintendent Dr D K Sharma told reporters.

“She is showing signs of recovery and responding well to her treatment. She is speaking to her parents,” he said.

The girl is under the supervision of a team of specialist doctors from paediatric surgery, paediatric medicine, gynaecology, urology, forensic medicine and anesthesia at the
paediatric surgery department since Friday evening.

Doctors have planned re-evaluation of her wounds and re-dressing under anesthesia on Sunday evening.  

Earlier, doctors said that her condition was stable, though she had suffered serious injuries in the assault.

"The girl is stable, conscious, alert and talking. All her vital parameters are under permissible limits. She is not in ICU but under close monitoring," Sharma had told reporters.

The girl, who was held captive in a house in Gandhi Nagar in east Delhi with no food and water, was shifted to AIIMS on Friday evening from Swami Dayanand Hospital.

Sharma had said that definitive corrective surgery would need detailed planning and would be decided after the infection was controlled.

The girl has been put on IV fluid and antibiotics.

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