Delhi Gang Rape: Doctors remove victim's intestines

New Delhi, Dec.19 (ANI): Doctors at Safdarjung Hospital on Wednesday removed the intestines of the 23-year-old woman who was gang-raped and brutally assaulted on December 16.

According to media reports, the surgery to remove the intestines took about two hours.

Doctors said the victim is still critical.

They said the badly damaged intestines had to be removed as they were susceptible to gangrene.

The victim's first intestinal surgery was done on Monday after she was admitted to the hospital.

"She is under close monitoring and all emergency procedures have been performed," Dr.B.D. Athani, the Medical Superintendent of Safdarjung Hospital, told reporters.

Doctor said the woman is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and on ventilator support at least for the next 48 hours.

"The victim's blood pressure is low. Her pulse rate is 130 while her blood platelet levels are 48,000," said doctors. The normal platelet count in a healthy individual is between 150,000 and 450,000.

According to one of doctors treating the girl, she is unstable and her condition is deteriorating.

"She is still on life support system in an unconscious state. There is no movement in her body. She regained consciousness early Wednesday morning, but within minutes she went in a coma," said the doctor.

Her condition had "slightly deteriorated" Tuesday, according to doctors.

The brutal rape and torture occurred Sunday night when the girl and her male friend boarded a private bus at Munirka in south Delhi to go to Dwarka in west Delhi after watching a movie.

The woman was beaten up and raped by around six men inside the moving bus. (ANI)