The Lok Nayak Hospital,where most injured were taken,on Thursday said only four persons had suffered grievous injuries in the crackdown.
The Supreme Court ordered separate sums of compensation for dead,grievously injured and those with minor injuries in the Ramlila Maidan crackdown.
Of the 71 people brought to us,all but two were discharged the next day. Of the two who were kept at hospital,one was Rajbala,who succumbed to injuries later at GB Pant Hospital. The other was Sunil Kumar who had head injuries and was operated for a clot in the brain, a hospital medical officer said.
A resident of Jharkhand,Kumar was discharged after a week. The other two grievously injured had fractures in the upper arms. As per rules of MLC cases,fractures are the indicators of grievous injuries. So,we had to include these two in the category,though they were discharged the same day, the doctor said.
Th court has ordered compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the family of Rajbala,Rs 50,000 for the grievously injured,and Rs 25,000 for those with minor injuries.
A doctor from the hospital said the 71 who were brought to the hospital had mild cuts,bruises,swellings in parts of the body,and appeared to be more shocked than injured.
A medical report compiled by police had contested these figures,claiming 30 protesters and 12 policemen were injured in the stampede.