Supreme Court orders airlift of Unnao rape survivor and lawyer to Delhi’s AIIMS

The Unnao rape survivor and her lawyer would be airlifted to the AIIMS in Delhi from a Lucknow hospital, the Supreme Court ordered on Monday.

Doctors at the King George’s Medical University in Lucknow said today that the rape survivor’s condition was “improving” and that the process of taking her off the ventilator had begun.

The top court’s notification comes after the survivor’s doctors, on Saturday, described her condition as “critical but stable”. The doctors also said that she had contracted pneumonia.

The 19-year-old woman, who has accused expelled BJP lawmaker Kuldeep Singh Sengar of raping her at his residence in 2017, was travelling with her advocate and two aunts on July 28th when their car was hit by a speeding truck in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli district. Her aunts died in the accident.

Source : Various