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Gang rape victim treated abroad

Thursday, 27 Dec, 2012 - 01:33

Dec.27 - A student gang-raped aboard a bus in India flies to Singapore for treatment. Paul Chapman reports.

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PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL The 23-year-old victim of a gang rape that's horrified many in India was airlifted to Singapore after her condition worsened. She's been taken to the Mount Elizabeth Hospital which Indian officials say has facilities for multiple organ transplants. A spokesman for the New Delhi hospital where she's been undergoing treatment says her condition is still critical. SOUNDBITE: DR B.D. ATHAN, MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT AT SAFDARJUNG HOSPITAL SAYING (English): "Based on the advice of a team of doctors the Government of India has made arrangements that the patient be shifted in well-equipped air ambulance to a renowned hospital identified by the doctors involving minimal journey so that she can be provided with state-of-the-art medical treatment that may perhaps stretch to many weeks." The attack on the paramedic student on December 16th has unleashed a wave of protests across India. She was raped for nearly an hour by several men aboard a bus, beaten and thrown from the moving vehicle. There were more than 24, 200 reported rape cases in India in 2011, a rise of over nine per cent on the previous year. Among the major cities New Delhi has the highest level of sex crime. Police say a rape is reported there on average every 18 hours. Many sex attacks go unreported in a nation where there is a deep-rooted view that women are inferior.

Gang rape victim treated abroad

Thursday, 27 Dec, 2012 - 01:33

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