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Delhi rape victim "extremely critical "

Posted on Dec 27, 10:25PM | IBNS

The 23-year-old medical student who was raped and brutalised by six men on a moving bus in Delhi on Dec 16, currently battling for her life in a Singapore hospital, is in "extremely critical" condition, officials said Thursday.

"A multi-disciplinary team of specialists is taking care of her and doing everything possible to stabilise her condition,' said Dr Kelvin Loh, the CEO of Mount Elizabeth Hospital in a statement.

The hospital specializes in multi-organ transplant procedures.

Large parts of the victim's intestines were removed as a result of the injuries she suffered from the attack.

The victim has already undergone three surgeries and a cardiac arrest in Delhi, Loh said.

As her condition showed little signs of improvement on Wednesday, the woman was transferred to the SIngapore hospital in an air ambulance late night.

A team of five Indian doctors and her parents accompanied the woman on the flight.

She was flown in a highly equipped air ambulance to the Singapore hospital where earlier Southern superstar Rajinikanth was treated besides politicians like Amar Singh.

Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad confirmed the news of her admission and said she is in a stable condition.

Doctors who have been treating the woman at Safdarjung Hospital had not issue the usual medical bulletin on Wednesday, but maintained that even though she has been responding to the treatment, her condition remained critical.

As the condition of the woman remained worrying, authorities have been under tremendous pressure from all fronts as the incident sparked protests nationwide.

A police constable also purportedly lost his life this week following violence that broke out at one such protest at India Gate in New Delhi, quelling much of public demonstrations but the incident continues to dominate headlines in India.

The 23-year-old woman was raped and brutalized with an iron rod on a moving bus and then thrown off the vehicle along with his male companion on Dec 16 when she was returning home after a film show.