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JNU student stable but still in ICU

Last Updated: Friday, August 2, 2013 - 22:45

New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Roshni was in stable condition Friday, two days after being attacked savagely with an axe by a besotted classmate who then committed suicide. She can move her limbs but remains in ICU, a doctor treating her said.

Akash, a 23-year-old student of Korean in JNU`s School of Languages, had attacked Roshni in a class room in the School of Languages at JNU here Wednesday.

"Roshni is stable. She can now move her limbs and is breathing on her own. As of now, her progress has been satisfactory. But she continues to remain in ICU (intensive care unit)," Safdarjung Hospital Medical Superintendent BD Attani told IANS.

Following the attack, Roshni had a major brain clot due to deep injuries on her skull and her right wrist was badly slashed.

"Her wounds have been examined and dressing done. Movement in her limbs have also been observed. But there is a lot of contamination in her body, particularly the head and brain has been injured badly," Attani added.

Roshni, the youngest daughter of a Muzaffarpur-based businessman, came for higher studies to Delhi after studying up to Class 12 in Bihar.

On Thursday, Roshni`s brother Sudhir Gupta said his sister was never in a relationship with the attacker but Akash had been "after her for a long time".

"He (Akash) proposed to my sister several times. But she refused each time. That might have triggered the attack and suicide."

Gupta described his sister as "very intelligent" and said she had obtained good marks in last year`s annual examination.

A police officer said a four-page note written in Hindi and English by Akash was being analysed.

The brutality caused revulsion and shock on the campus.


First Published: Friday, August 2, 2013 - 22:45

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