Falak still critical, brother found in Delhi

In a significant development in baby Falak case, her five-year-old brother was found in the national capital.

Last Updated: Feb 15, 2012, 11:20 AM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: As two-year-old Falak continues to remain on ventilatory support as she cannot breathe on her own, baby’s five-year-old brother was found in the national capital.

Falak was brought to the hospital by a teenager on January 18 with severe head injury, both her arms broken, bite marks all over her body and her cheeks branded with hot iron.

Doctors at AIIMS on Tuesday conducted another surgery on battered two-year-old Falak to bring down the infection level in the brain even as she continued to be in a critical but stable state.

According to doctors at the AIIMS Trauma Centre who are attending on baby Falak, the surgery was conducted as an "alternative attempt" to fight brain infection.

Nine people, including key-accused Raj Kumar Gupta who had handed over the baby to the juvenile, have been arrested in the case.