Raped 8-month-old sta­ble af­ter surgery

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - - Metro -

NEW DELHI: The eight-month-old girl, who was sex­u­ally as­saulted al­legedly by her 28-year-old cousin, was re­ported sta­ble on Mon­day af­ter she un­der­went a three-hour long surgery to re­pair a tear in her pri­vate parts.

The baby was rushed to Kalawati Saran Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal on Sun­day night.

She also had to un­dergo a colostomy — a sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dure that cre­ates a bag in the ab­domen with the healthy part of the large in­tes­tine or colon to make an al­ter­na­tive route for ex­cre­tion.

“The pro­ce­dure has been done so that the baby does not need to pass stool in the nor­mal man­ner and can heal faster. Depending on her con­di­tion, she will have to be brought back to the hos­pi­tal within next six months or a year to get the pro­ce­dure re­versed,” said one of her treat­ing doc­tors.

She is in the hos­pi­tal’s sur­gi­cal high-de­pen­dency unit, a step­down from the in­ten­sive care unit where pa­tients who need more mon­i­tor­ing than in the nor­mal wards are kept. “She is out of danger. If all goes well she will be dis­charged in five or seven days,” the doc­tor said.

Delhi Com­mis­sion for Women chief Swati Mali­wal vis­ited the vic­tim on Mon­day night and gave her par­ents fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance of ₹50,000 on Tuesday. “The child has been in­jured badly and she kept cry­ing when I vis­ited her. The fam­ily is very poor and need sup­port for at least a year or two,” she said.

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