Doctor critical six days after rape, none arrested


New Delhi : The condition of the woman doctor who was raped and left seriously injured at the Employees’ State Insurance Scheme (ESIS) hospital in west Delhi six days ago remained critical Wednesday, even as the police failed to make any arrests for the crime.

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The 24-year-old victim, who has been admitted to the privately-run Balaji Healthcare Hospital in Pashchim Vihar area, was said to be unfit to make a statement to the police.

“We are waiting for her official statement. Doctors at the Balaji Hospital have declared her unfit to give a statement as she continues to be in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU),” said a police official investigating the case.

“We have no other option but to wait till her statement is recorded. We have identified the suspect, a hospital employee, and will make the arrest soon,” the official told IANS, adding that they were also waiting for the forensic reports.

The resident doctor was found lying unconscious and injured in her hostel room at the hospital on Sep 21 when her sister went to check out on her. The doctor earlier neither responded to her sister’s telephone calls nor turned up at their home.

Authorities of the state-run ESIS hospital told the police that the woman doctor – a general physician of their hospital, hailing from Punjab – was found unconscious and brutally injured in her hostel room. She was admitted to the emergency ward of the same hospital.

The police said a special team has been formed to probe the case.

“Doctors informed us that there were strangulation marks on her neck and injuries on her private parts. She was hurt badly and for better treatment she has been shifted to a private hospital,” a police official said.