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Indian woman identifies attackers after waking up from coma

Published on Aug 14, 2014 10:40 PM
 
Ms Dimple Patel, who spent 10 months in a coma after suffering a vicious attack that left her severely disabled, has identified her alleged assailants in court, more than four years after the assault. -- PHOTO: AFP

AHMEDABAD (AFP) - A young Indian woman who spent 10 months in a coma after suffering a vicious attack that left her severely disabled has identified her alleged assailants in court, more than four years after the assault.

Four men ambushed Ms Dimple Patel, 27, as she returned to her home in western Gujarat state's main city of Ahmedabad from college in February 2010.

They beat her with iron rods and abandoned her unconscious on a railway track.

Even though she still cannot hear and has difficulty speaking and walking, she was able to identify her alleged attackers in court this week, her brother Dharmendra Patel said Thursday.

 
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