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Rape victim's condition still critical: Doctors

December 25, 2012 13:26 IST

The 23-year-old gangrape victim continues to be critical and she remains on ventilator support, doctors said on Tuesday.

Doctors at the Safdarjung Hospital, where she was rushed to after being raped and brutally assaulted in a moving bus on December 16, had Monday said her condition was "very serious and very critical".

Her condition continues to be critical on Tuesday as well, they said.

On Monday, the victim had shown some tendency for internal bleeding but her platelet count has increased to 70,000 from Sunday's 19,000. A normal platelet count in a healthy individual is between 150,000 and 450,000 per micro-litre of blood.

Doctors say the bleeding which is because of sepsis, a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure, remains a cause of "major concern" as far as the girl's health is concerned.

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