Supreme Court orders immediate airlifting of Unnao rape survivor to Delhi AIIMS

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court has ordered shifting the Unnao rape survivor to AIIMS Delhi, from King George Medical University Hospital in Lucknow, for further treatment. According to reports, the order came on an urgent mentioning by the lawyer appearing for the victim’s family. The Court added that the shifting will be subject to approval by the doctors at King George Medical College who are treating her. Earlier, a Bench headed by Justice Deepak Gupta had adjourned the matter to August 9 after no one appeared on the behalf of the rape survivor. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details On July 28, a truck rammed into the vehicle in which the Unnao rape survivor, her counsel and two aunts were travelling to Raebareli. While she and her lawyer sustained grievous injuries, her aunts were killed on the spot. The duo was undergoing treatment at King George’s Medical University in Lucknow. While, the survivor is on the ventilator and has developed pneumonia, her lawyer is stable, the hospital administration had said on August 2. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Following the accident, the Uttar Pradesh Police filed a murder case against rape accused and lawmaker Kuldeep Singh Sengar and nine others in connection with the accident. The case now stands transferred to the CBI. Sengar, a lawmaker from Bangermau in Unnao district, was expelled from the BJP, on August 1, in the backdrop of the accident. He had allegedly raped the girl at his residence in Unnao on June 4, 2017, where she had gone to seek a job. He is currently lodged in Sitapur district jail.(Inputs from

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