Victim out of hospital,counselling to continue

The 22-year-old Shakti Mills gangrape victim,who had been recuperating at Jaslok Hospital since the attack on her on the evening of August 22,was discharged at midnight on Tuesday,said the hospital’s management

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: August 29, 2013 2:44 am

The 22-year-old Shakti Mills gangrape victim,who had been recuperating at Jaslok Hospital since the attack on her on the evening of August 22,was discharged at midnight on Tuesday,said the hospital’s management. She will,however,have to attend counselling sessions regularly.

On Tuesday evening,doctors conveyed the photojournalist’s condition to Dr Tarang Gianchandani,acting CEO and director of medical services at Jaslok,following which the family and the hospital decided to discharge her. “At the time of discharge,she thanked me for the support we extended,” said Gianchandani.

“She will continue to follow up with the counsellor until the latter feels that she is completely fine,” she said.

A team of six specialists,including a psychologist,medical advisor and a gynaecologist,was treating the victim.

According to Gianchandani,the victim’s family requested that information be kept confidential until all the discharge formalities were over to avoid media interaction.

Meanwhile,National Commission for Women member,Nirmala Samant Prabhavalkar,who is heading a three-member committee formed to look into the case,said Wednesday that she would be putting forth her recommendations in Delhi on Thursday. “I will also ask for this case to be taken up in the sessions court on priority,” Prabhavalkar said.

She added that she would write to owner of Shakti Mills,asking him to take responsibility of guarding his property well. “There should be security at vacant areas that are private property or under litigation. Neglected areas usually attract drug addicts,who use them as shelter,” said Prabhavalkar.

A day after the gangrape,Prabhavalkar met the victim in the presence of her mother and doctors.

Prabhavalkar said the victim was composed and spoke positively. She said the photojournalist wanted to get back to her job as soon as possible.

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