SC decides not to airlift Unnao rape victim to Delhi at present

SC decides not to airlift Unnao rape victim to Delhi at present

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Delhi, 02 Aug, 2019: The Supreme Court on Friday has stayed its decision to airlift the Unnao rape victim to AIIMS, Delhi for the time being.

The top court’s final decision came after taking into consideration of the opinion of victim’s family. The mother of Unnao rape survivor had expressed satisfaction in the treatment which is currently undergoing at King George's Medical University(KGMU) in Lucknow. The mother said that the treatment of her daughter is going well and she does not wish to transfer her daughter to AIIMs in Delhi.

However, the Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi has ordered to shift Unnao rape victim’s uncle to Tihar Jail immediately. In its verdict, the Supreme Court has also nominated Justice Deepak Gupta to hear the Unnao related cases. The Supreme Court has also decided to continue hearing on Unnao case on Monday, 05 August again.

The Supreme Court on Thursday transferred all the five cases involving the Unnao rape survivor out of Uttar Pradesh to Delhi. The court also directed the Uttar Pradesh government to pay interim compensation of Rs. 25 lakh to the rape survivor by today.

A bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, also said the CBI probe into the car crash must be completed in seven days and the rape case in 45 days.

Condition critical

The condition of the rape survivor and her lawyer admitted at KGMU continued to be critical, its latest Medical bulletin said on Friday. The rape victim, who is still unconscious, continues to be kept on ventilator.

Meanwhile, her lawyer was taken off the ventilator for the time being. Though the health condition of both the rape victim and lawyer is delicate, they are stable. KGMU PRO Dr Sandeep Tiwari said both-- the victim and the lawyer-- are stable now. Lawyer Mahendra Singh, who was earlier responding to the treatment, has been taken off the life support system. The treatment of the two was being done free of cost by expert doctors.

The rape victim had suffered multiple fractures in her legs, besides injuries on head and chest, due to the condition. Though the victim's CT scan did not detect any major head injury, the doctors were keeping her under observation. A close relative of the injured lawyer was admitted to the Trauma centre on late Wednesday night after he complained of chest pain.

The cremation of the victim's aunt killed in the accident was performed at her native village in Barabanki. In Vrindavan, deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said the guilty would not be spared at any cost and everyone should wait for the outcome of the CBI probe. UNI