Thufail P.T. and Teena Thacker, Asian Age Correspondents
New Delhi, 20 December 2012. “Mother, I want to live,” the victim of the gangrape whispered in her mother’s ears.
The 23-year-old, whose condition remains critical, opened her mouth for just a few minutes to express a strong desire to live.
Lying in Safdarjung Hospital’s ICU, with tears trickling down her eyes, she mumbled these words to her mother and brother. Her family is now in New Delhi.
Afterwards, she was wheeled away for a second surgery Wednesday morning. She was operated on Sunday night after admission.
Re-exploration was done Wednesday and her gangrenous intestine area removed. Doctors said “she is left with hardly any intestine now”. At least 150-200 cm intestine is needed for survival to absorb food.
Despite this, a ray of hope flickered as her vital organs continued to function properly.