India gang rape victim remains in 'critical condition'
The gang rape victim from India who arrived at Singapore's Mount Elizabeth Hospital on Thursday morning for treatment remains in critical condition.
The hospital's chief executive, Dr Kelvin Loh, said in a statement in the evening that the 23-year-old remains in "an extremely critical condition" as of 7pm.
"Prior to her arrival, she has already undergone three abdominal surgeries, and experienced a cardiac arrest in India," said Dr Loh
"A multi-disciplinary team of specialists is taking care of her and doing everything possible to stabilise her condition."
The victim, who is a medical student, was whisked to the hospital's intensive care unit this morning at 9.05am after she was flown in from New Delhi for further medical treatment by the Indian government.
On Dec 16, the student, who has not been named so far, was raped by six men in a bus she and her male companion has boarded to go home after watching a movie in a mall.
The six men, who have since been arrested, beat and gang raped the girl and then stripped her before throwing her and her male companion, who was also beaten, out of the bus.
The brutality of the crime in the capital city had triggered days of protests, even resulting in violent clashes, with protesters demanding justice for the student and the police.
The protests ebbed after 47-year-old police constable Subhash Chand Tomar died on Tuesday morning from injuries sustained during the protests. He was cremated with full police honours on Tuesday.