Here we are paying our tribute to 23 year-old Gang Ra*e Victim who died yesterday in Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital after she was shifted from Delhi to Singapore.
Till now the name and identity of the girl was hidden and she was given names like Nirbhaya or Amanat.
As per information provided on Facebook, her name was Damini.
This young paramedic student was rap*d and beaten up by six men in a moving private bus on night of December 16. She was thrown out of the bus after 30 minutes of torture along with her male friend. They are admitted to Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital the same night.
As per a report in Gujarati Newspaper, Gujarat Samachar, Damini’s family hailed from Madvara Kala village in Baliya district of Uttar Pradesh.
In their tribute to the girl, Today’s, Hindustan Times front page described the girl as an entertainer. She was the brilliant student who gave tuition’s for younger kids when she was 14 to help her lower middle-class parents run their home…. read the entire article below
Hindustan Times (2012-12-30) Page 1 – Tribute to Nirbhaya 23 Year-Old Gang Ra*e Victim
Photos of Damini / Nirbhaya / Amanat – 23 year old Delhi Gang Ra*e Victim :
This is a photo of Damini being treated in Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital.
Her mother seen crying seeing her her daughter’s **** body.
Rest in Peace Damini (1989 – 2012)
She died, but she lit a flame that will bu*n on.
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**** victim's condition takes 'turn for worse'
NEW DELHI: Nirbhaya, the 23-year-old victim of the barbaric gang-**** who has been fighting for her life over the past 12 days, suffered multi-organ failure in Singapore's Mount Elizabeth Hospital on Friday evening.
Doctors informed her family members at 6.30 pm (IST) that Nirbhaya's condition had seriously worsened.
According to Dr Kelvin Loh, CEO of Mount Elizabeth Hospital, "The patient's condition has taken a turn for the worse. Her vital signs are deteriorating with signs of severe organ failure. This is despite doctors fighting for her life, including putting her on maximum artificial ventilation support, optimal antibiotic doses as well as stimulants which maximize her body's capability to fight infections."
Dr Loh added, "Her family is currently by her side to encourage and comfort her. The High Commission of India is with her and her family at this critical time. Our medical team continues to provide all possible treatment and care."
Nirbhaya, whose plight has shocked the entire country, had suffered massive brain damage on Wednesday after a cardiac arrest.
To make matters worse, fluids had started to accumulate in her lungs which could not be drained out because her platelet count dipped to an alarming 60,000.
Doctors in India following the case told TOI, "She is being infused with fresh frozen plasma. As soon as her blood platelet count improves, the fluid would be drained out."
Investigations carried out by the multi-disciplinary team of specialists in Singapore showed that in addition to her prior cardiac arrest, she also had infection of her lungs and abdomen as well as significant brain injury.
Prior to her being flown to Singapore on Wednesday night, she had already undergone three abdominal surgeries.
Doctors from Safdarjung Hospital and AIIMS, who were treating Nirbhaya before she left for Singapore, told TOI that Dr David Grant, the world's leading bowel transplant surgeon in Toronto, was consulted to see she could be saved with a bowel transplant.
Just three inches of the six-metre-long small intestine remained in the body of the physiotherapist. This meant that even if the she pulls through, she would not be able to have solid food for years. The small intestine is one of the most vital parts of the human anatomy, where 90% of the digestion and food absorption takes place. Enzymes and bile acids break down food with all the nutrients absorbed by the inner walls of the small intestine into the blood stream. With no small intestine left, her body will have to receive nutrition directly into her vein called Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN).
Dr Grant, who is a professor of surgery at the University of Toronto and published more than 200 papers on transplants and had just recently reviewed results of 2,000 bowel transplants conducted around the world till now, told the Indian team that she isn't eligible for such a transplant. Besides, Mount Elizabeth has no experience of conducting such a transplant.
"Dr Grant who performed the first liver-small bowel transplant in 1989 and is the current president of the International Intestine Transplant Society informed us that she has to be on TPN for two years to be eligible for a transplant," a doctor told TOI.
Dr M C Misra from AIIMS said, "Bowel transplant is done in very few numbers even in developed countries. Also, its success rate is very low. If kidney and liver transplant has a 90% success rate, it is as low as 30%-40% in case of a bowel transplant."
Dr Grant informed Indian doctors that Intestine transplant is performed when the patient is dependent on intravenous TPN, has developed infections or complications that make it increasingly difficult to administer TPN, liver failure or has a non-functional bowel.
Speaking to TOI from Singapore, cardiologist from Mount Elizabeth Hospital Dr V P Nair, said the cardiac arrest Nirbhaya suffered could have damaged her brain significantly. "If blood supply to the brain stops for two-four minutes, the brain can take a real hit. On Wednesday, Nirbhaya had suffered a cardiac arrest and for three minutes doctors could not find her pulse or blood pressure. That episode may have seriously injured her brain."
Dr Nair warned that another episode of cardiac arrest could push her into irreversible brain death and coma.
The deterioration in Nirbhaya's condition will heighten our anguish and intensify our anger against the crime. This makes it all the more important for all of us to focus now on the real reason behind Nirbhaya's agony — the lack of respect for women in our patriarchal society. Instead of venting our anger in mindless violence, let us seize the moment to make a collective pledge to treat all women with respect and to demand the same from others. Let us swear that we will fight discrimination against them at home and the workplace. Let us resolve to intervene when we see a woman being harassed by word or deed and to ensure that complaints are lodged and acted upon. It will be a long and demanding fight within ourselves and with the world outside, but it will be one that genuinely honours the Fearless One.