I want to live, Delhi braveheart told her family
Posted on: 09:53 AM IST Dec 29, 2012
New Delhi: Fighting with great fortitude and courage after sustaining grievous injuries, the Delhi braveheart had expressed her intention to live and wanted her tormentors to be brought to justice. "I want to live," the girl had told her brother and mother when they first met her on December 19, three days after she was brutally gangraped and assaulted in a moving bus in south Delhi.
During the entire process of her treatment, the girl remained communicative through signs most of the time, spoke to her parents and gave statements to a magistrate not once but twice. The para-medical student was courageous and bravethroughout the treatment period and even expressed some thoughts about her future when psychiatrists assessed her thrice during her 10-day treatment at the Safdarjung Hospital.She also gave a "brave statement" to a Sub-Divisional Magistrate on December 21 in which she gave details about the incident and the sequence of events which was also corroborated with the statement given by her male friend who was with her in the bus. When the statement landed in a controversy, she again narrated the incident to the magistrate and expressed her wish that the men who brutally raped and assaulted her be brought to justice.Doctors have been lauding the spirit of the girl calling her "brave" especially as she withstood the extensive treatment that she underwent since December 16. The victim, whom doctors described as "psychologically composed and optimistic about future", had shown signs of improvement during treatment but her condition worsened on Christmas night after her pulse rate plummeted for a brief period and was shifted to Singapore hospital.The girl, who was rushed to Safdarjung Hospital on December 16, underwent two major and one minor surgeries in the past 10 days during which major part of intestine was removed. The 23-year-old victim has been on ventilator for majority of her stay in the hospital, except for two days when she was taken off ventilator and started breathing on her own.####[View the story ”Delhi gangrape: 13 days of agony, anger and a fight for survival” on Storify]Delhi gangrape: 13 days of agony, anger and a fight for survivalAfter 13 days of fighting for her life, the 23-year-old Delhi gangrape victim died Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital. Here’s how the events unfolded.Storified by IBNLive· Fri, Dec 28 2012 18:26:45Sunday, December 16, 2012The young paramedic student is raped and beaten up by six men in a moving private whiteline bus and thrown out of it after 30 minutes of torture along with her male friend. 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