The body of two-year-old Falak,whose struggle for survival was closely followed by countless well-wishers,was today handed over to her mother by AIIMS doctors who had attended on the baby for 58 days.
Baby Falak,who was recuperating at the AIIMS Trauma Centre for over a month following fatal injuries,passed away last night after suffering a fatal cardiac arrest.
Deepak Agrawal,Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the AIIMS Trauma Centre who has been attending on her from the day she was admitted there,said,”Since hers (Falak) was a medico-legal case,a postmorterm was conducted. The cardiac arrest happened due to due cardiac arrhythmia,a disorder of the heart rate when the heart beats too quickly.
“It happened all of a sudden. She was sleeping in her bed when the cardiac arrest occurred.”
“Her body was handed to her mother around 4.30 pm. They left for the cremation,” he said.
The abandoned baby,who was admitted to AIIMS on January 18 with severe head injuries,broken arms,bite marks all over her body and cheeks branded with hot iron,breathed her last at 9.40 pm yesterday,doctors said.
The ordeal suffered by her shocked the country. Doctors at AIIMS also received more than 50 mails from abroad with requests to adopt her.