As per the directions of Supreme Court, the Unnao rape survivor, who was injured critically in a car-truck collision last week, was airlifted to New Delhi.
She was airlifted in an air ambulance, which arrived at the Chaudhary Charan Singh airport from New Delhi earlier in the day, Lucknow District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma told PTI.
“Special arrangements had been made all through the nearly 15-km-long route passing through some busy areas of the state capital to allow the unhindered movement of the vehicle carrying the rape survivor from the hospital,” the DM said.
“The condition of rape survivor is improving. She is following command and opened eyes and understanding things. The process of removing the ventilator has started but she has to be given medicines to maintain her blood pressure,” Trauma Centre in-charge Dr Sandeep Tiwari told PTI.
The rape survivor’s lawyer is breathing without a ventilator but his condition is not improving and he is still in “deep coma”, he said, adding that the condition of both was “serious, but stable”.
The CBI, which has taken over the investigation into the road accident, has booked 10 people for murder, including Uttar Pradesh MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who is already in jail, charged with the rape of the Unnao woman in 2017 when she was a minor, reported PTI.