The Unnao rape survivor’s family is at liberty to take a call on shifting her to AIIMS in Delhi from the Lucknow hospital, the Supreme Court said on Friday.
The rape survivor is currently on life support at King George’s Medical University’s Trauma Centre in the Uttar Pradesh capital.
The court took note of a statement made by senior advocate V Giri that said the rape survivor is unconscious and on ventilator, and her family has expressed that she be treated at the Lucknow hospital for the time being. Giri is assisting the court as amicus curiae in the matter.
The court has also ordered shifting of the survivor’s uncle from Raebareli jail to Tihar jail in Delhi.
No media house will directly, indirectly or in any manner disclose the identity of Unnao rape survivor, the court said.
The Supreme Court had on Thursday directed the transfer of all five cases registered in connection with the Unnao rape incident from Uttar Pradesh to Delhi.
Acting in compliance with a Supreme Court order, the UP government handed over a cheque of Rs 25 lakh to the Unnao rape survivor’s family.
On Sunday, the car in which the Unnao rape survivor, her family and lawyer were travelling was hit by a truck in Rae Bareli, killing her two aunts and leaving her and the advocate critically injured.
The CBI, which has taken over the investigation into the road accident, booked 10 people for murder, including expelled BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who is already in jail, charged with the rape of the Unnao woman when she was a minor in 2017.
The police on Monday filed a murder case against Sengar and nine others after the rape survivor’s family filed a complaint alleging conspiracy behind the accident.
(With PTI inputs)