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Apr 22, 2013 at 01:25pm IST

Ghansour rape survivor has suffered severe brain injuries: Doctors

Nagpur: The four-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped by a 35-year-old man in Ghansour town of Madhya Pradesh, has shown no signs of improvement since she was brought to Nagpur. She has suffered severe brain injuries, her doctors said on Monday. Her CT scan, MRI and EEG have reportedly been done.

The minor was shifted to Nagpur in neighbouring Maharashtra in an air ambulance on Sunday as her condition remained serious. "After taking the consent of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, we are shifting the survivor from Jabalpur to Nagpur tonight by air ambulance as she continues to be in serious condition," Minister of State for School Education and in-charge of Seoni district, Nanabhai Mahod said.

Chouhan has reportedly sanctioned Rs 2 lakh from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for providing proper treatment to the survivor and directed the officials concerned to ensure proper care of the survivor. The minor girl was allegedly raped by Firoz Khan, who works in a private power plant, on April 17 after luring her with chocolate, police said. He then dumped her at a farm.

The girl's parents found her unconscious the next morning, following which she was rushed to the Government Medical College, Jabalpur, they said. "Her condition is serious...she is yet to regain consciousness," a police official said.

Enraged over the incident, people in Ghansour town observed a bandh on Saturday. The accused, who was absconding since the incident, has been arrested.

With additional information from PTI