Body of vic­tim em­balmed; to be home in spl air­craft

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - FRONT PAGE - — Agen­cies — PTI

A spe­cial air­craft of na­tional car­rier Air In­dia is bring­ing back the body of the 23- year- old woman. The char­tered plane, an Air­bus A- 319, left Indira Gandhi In­ter­na­tional Air­port at 8am IST for Sin­ga­pore and is ex­pected to have re­turned at around 8pm IST af­ter tak­ing off from there at around 5 pm Sin­ga­pore time, me­dia re­ports quoted Air In­dia of­fi­cials, as say­ing. The body of the young In­dian woman was em­balmed and placed in a spe­cial cas­ket for be­ing flown back to In­dia, ac­cord­ing to in­formed sources. The body was placed in a gold and yel­low cof­fin. due to car­diac ar­rest. Me­hta, who was by the side of the girl in the air am­bu­lance in which she was air­lifted to Sin­ga­pore, said the girl’s blood pres­sure was nor­mal and her heart was pump­ing blood till last evening when he had left Sin­ga­pore for In­dia. “Her lungs were in­fected slightly yes­ter­day but her blood pres­sure was nor­mal,” he said, adding that she was an “ex­tremely brave girl” and a “role model” who fought back af­ter suf­fer­ing griev­ous in­juries.

Cere­bral edema is a se­ri­ous med­i­cal con­di­tion where there is way more fluid in the skull than there should be caus­ing swelling in brain which com­pro­mises its own blood flow. About the nearly six- hour jour­ney to Sin­ga­pore, Dr Me­hta said the vic­tim’s blood pres­sure dipped very low for a few min­utes but it was brought to nor­mal level im­me­di­ately.

“It was just for a tem­po­rary pe­riod. She re­sponded quite well. In fact, she re­sponded bet­ter than what I was ex­pect­ing. Till yes­ter­day, her blood pres­sure was nor­mal and she took the treat­ment very well,” he said.

Main­tain­ing that the girl was air- lifted only with an aim to get best of the treat­ment for her, the doc­tor paid rich tributes to her courage. “She was an ex­tremely brave girl. She is a role model for ev­ery­one. She fought back,” he said and noted that it was time for ac­tion.

“As a so­ci­ety we should unite and fight against such crimes. It is not just enough that peo­ple shed ar­ti­fi­cial tears and for­get. We should work hard,” he said.

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