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Delhi gangrape victim optimistic about future: Doctors

Dec 22, 2012 01:36 PM IST India India

New Delhi: The 23-year-old paramedical student, who was gangraped and brutally beaten up in a moving bus in the heart of the national capital on Sunday night, started taking water and juice on Saturday. Doctors were earlier supplying her food through intravenous after her gangrenous intestine was removed.

Briefing media about the victim's health, doctors of Safdarjung hospital - where she is undergoing treatment - said on Saturday that the woman was better and more alert. The doctors said that AIIMS Trauma Centre was helping them in preparing a management course for the victim and the psychology department was also treating her.

The doctors from Safdarjung hospital's psychology department said that the "girl is psychologically composed and responding well their questions". They said that the victim was "extra-ordinarily stable" and "optimistic about her future". The doctors called the woman "brave" and said she didn't show any signs of being sad.

"She is both biologically and psychologically stable. Her condition has improved. Her oxygen support has also been reduced and she is trying to breathe on her own," the doctors told mediapersons. They, however, added that infection in her body was still a concern though she was more active and was speaking now.

In an important update in the case, the gangrape victim on Saturday spoke for the first time since she has been admitted to Safdarjung hospital. She spoke to the sub-divisional magistrate and gave her statement to him. She narrated the whole incident to him. The victim's statement is now admissible in court. Earlier, the woman was communication through writing.