The condition of the Unnao rape victim who was critically injured in a road crash showed marginal improvement on Wednesday but she remains unconscious and on ventilator support, doctors said.
The 19-year-old woman and her lawyer were admitted to the King George Medical University here after a truck rammed into their car in Rae Bareli on Sunday, killing her two aunts.
BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, already in jail after being booked for allegedly raping the woman in 2017, has also been charged with murder after the truck-car collision.
"The rape survivor has sustained multiple fractures. Today there was very slight improvement in her condition, but this cannot be termed as satisfactory. She is still unconscious," Dr Sandeep Tiwari, the in-charge of the hospital's trauma centre said.
Tiwari said a CT scan conducted on the woman on Tuesday showed no head injury.
"However, a head injury cannot be ruled out as many head injuries are not detected in the CT scan. The condition of the rape survivor is stable, and a team of doctors are monitoring her 24 hours. She is on ventilator," he said.
The condition of the advocate is described as stable.
"The injured advocate was removed from the ventilator for some time on Wednesday as well, and during this period, his condition was stable. He was later put on the ventilator."
Asked whether there are plans to bring in other doctors, Tiwari said, "There is no shortage of specialist doctors at the KGMU, and if needed, we can call doctors from other hospitals in Lucknow - the SGPGI and the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital."
On Tuesday, Centre handed over the case to Central Bureau of Investigation to probing the road crash after allegation that the collision was deliberate. CBI has already registered an FIR against suspended-BJP MLA and 10 others.
The Supreme Court, on Wednesday, took cognisance of Unnao rape survivor's letter addressed to Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and sought a report from its secretary-general as to why it had not been brought to his notice.
The 19-year-old rape survivor, in her letter to the CJI on July 12, had expressed apprehension of threat to her life. Speaking on the matter, CJI Gogoi said that it is unfortunate that the letter is yet to be read by him, while it is circulated in media.
"Unfortunately, the letter is yet to see the light of the day and yet the newspapers flashed it as if I have read the letter," Justice Gogoi said.
(With PTI inputs)