New Delhi: The body of two-year-old Falak,
whose struggle for survival was closely followed by countless
well-wishers, was on Friday 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 mother had come over and was handed over the body at
around 4.30 pm. They then left the premises for the
cremation," he said.
The abandoned baby, who was admitted to the 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, doctors said.
The ordeal suffered by her not only shook the country but
people outside were equally moved. Doctors at AIIMS had
received more than 50 emails from resident of outside
countries requesting to adopt her, if possible.