“It appears to be that a rod was inserted into her and it was pulled out with so much force that the act brought out her intestines along. That is probably the only thing that explains such severe damage to her intestines,” he said.
According to sources, one of the accused persons who were brought to the hospital for a medical examination on Tuesday confessed to having seen a rope-like object — likely her intestines — being pulled out of the girl by the other assailants on the bus. The sources said that the girl had bite marks on her body.
“There was permanent damage to her intestines, and with the intestines completely gone she will have to feed through intravenous fluids all her life. But that is secondary, our primary focus at the moment is to save her life,” said Dr BD Athani, Medical Superintendent, Safdarjung Hospital.
Justice should not be just promised, but GRANTED..!! It’s time for our so called ‘democratic’ government to give an answer and stand by their promises. Otherwise, we will have to turn up and protest. Again. And Again. And again, if we need to make sure our voice be heard.
In this case, as in the earlier ones, the protests were peaceful till things took an ugly turn on Sunday evening. Nobody was physically attacking anybody, public or private property was not being damaged, and there was no violence. A few young boys and girls throwing bottles or stones don’t make a protest dangerous. So why the insistence on breaking it up and clearing the area?
Often the police response is that no permission was sought for the protest. When protests are against police inaction, does it not seem strange that we must seek the permission of the police before protesting? Second, the notion of seeking permission might make sense when it is an organized protest, but where in the question of seeking permission when people spontaneously turn up to register their anger? Who is expected to seek permission?
Our government and police must get used to the idea that in the era of social media many protests will be spontaneous and without clear leaders who can seek and get permission. The response cannot be to just put them down.
People have the right to protest peacefully in a democracy. However, the way the police have handled the protests in Delhi in the last two days has shown that both the police and government are clueless as to how to deal with spontaneous protests. Instead of recognizing what is bringing our children, young girls and boys, to the wind-swept lawns of India Gate, instead of gauging the depth of their anguish born of a horrendous rape that makes the country hang its head in shame, our police and administrators are dealing with the protesters as they would with hired crowds often brought by vested political interests to create mischief. HORRIBLE!!
- Protests Over Rape Turn Violent in Delhi (india.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Journalist killed as Indians protest over student’s gang-rape (vanguardngr.com)
- Delhi gangrape: violence at India Gate, police chief says ‘public sentiments … (hindustantimes.com)
- Delhi, India, police commissioner says he will not resign over gang-rape incident – Press Trust of India (ndtv.com)
- Thousands protest in Indian capital after gang-rape (itv.com)
- Delhi protests live: Victim still in critical condition, back on ventilator – Firstpost (firstpost.com)