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Robert Vadra meets parents of Delhi rape victim, ensures accommodation at AIIMS

News 24 Online 2020-08-08 03:04:00

New Delhi: Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi, played the good Samaritan on Saturday when he met the relatives of a minor rape victim at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). 

Vadra, who had gone to check on the condition of the victim, ensured that the parents of the girl were given accommodation at the AIIMS premises as they were forced to sit in the corridors for the past three days.

"I am so happy as I was able to talk to the doctors at AIIMs and get the parents of the rape victim a room to stay next to the ICU. Big achievement," Vadra told News24.

"Went to the AIIMS this morning to meet the doctors and get a status on the rape victim. Met the parents who are in trauma and were just sitting in the corridor with many others since the last 3 nights. 

Met the doctors, who were rude first and when with folded hands I talked to them for focused treatment for the girl and to keep the parents informed as they don’t know the condition today," he added.

"I have left two people to help them get food and logistics. These ppl are so poor and they talk of the brutality on their little girl with unstoppable tears."

Vadra also stated that he will return to the AIIMS in order to check on the condition of the girl. 

"I am praying for the recovery of the girl. I will come back again to see her," he was quoted as saying by ANI.

The victim is in critical condition and is on ventilator support. Her blood platelet count is low at present and she may undergo neurosurgery when her condition improves.

Vadra condemned the incident and termed it as a shame for the entire country. 

"I am very very upset and disappointed with this incident. I am also the father of a girl and I can see how unsafe the girls and women of our country feel. This incident happening in the national capital is a shame for the country," Vadra said.

 "By giving compensation to the family I don't think is the plan further. We need to instil the fear of law in perpetrator's minds so that they don't commit these crimes." 

The crime had taken place on August 4 and the police had arrested one of the accused on Thursday evening.