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Apr 22, 2013 at 12:46am IST

Delhi rape: Survivor stable; will need corrective surgery, say doctors

New Delhi: The five-year-old girl undergoing treatment after she was brutally raped for two days is responding to treatment, the doctors said on Saturday, adding that her condition had stabilised. The rape survivor, who was shifted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Friday for better treatment, was examined by a team of eight doctors.

A medical superintendent at AIIMS said, "The baby had perenial injuries but was alert, conscious and stable when brought to AIIMS. A detailed medical examination and surgical procedure done on Friday night and it was found that the baby had severe injuries in her perennial region. She is on IV fluids and antibiotics. She is out of danger but kept under close monitoring. She is in general ward. Survivor will require corrective surgery."

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The AIIMS is likely to issue another medical bulletin later in the day. The five-year-old was brutally raped by a 22-year-old in East Delhi's Gandhi Nagar area for two days before she was rescued. The accused was arrested on Saturday morning from a village in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district. The girl was rescued when members of her family heard her screams on Wednesday.