JNU attack victim battling for life

JNU attack victim battling for life

New Delhi: Roshni Gupta, the 22-year-old JNU student who was seriously injured after being allegedly attacked by her male friend inside the University campus, is battling for life at a hospital here.

Roshni was admitted to Safdarjung hospital in a critical condition yesterday.

Doctors said a second operation was performed on her late last night to remove the blood clots from her skull.

She was allegedly attacked by her 23-year-old friend Akash inside the JNU's School of Languages yesterday morning following an argument.

Akash had allegedly hit her on the head with an axe before consuming poison and slitting his throat. He died in the AIIMS trauma centre few hours after the incident.

Dr K B Shankar, Assistant Professor, Neuro Surgery along with a team of doctors performed a second brain surgery upon her late last night to remove the blood clots, hospital sources said.

The victim is on ventilator. Although her condition is critical, she is showing signs of recovery. She is being constantly monitored, sources said.

According to the doctors, Roshni had suffered a severe head injury with depressed fracture.


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