New Delhi: After undergoing a small operation, the 23-year-old gang rape victim's condition was on Monday critical but stable as doctors continued to monitor her health.

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Doctors at the Safdarjung Hospital here said the girl is stable but critical and is on ventilator electively. She underwent a "small operation" on Sunday after medical examination suggested fluid collection in her abdomen.

The victim's platelet count has been fluctuating since Saturday and it stood at a low 19,000 during the last observation on Sunday. Normal platelet count in a healthy individual is between 150,000 and 450,000 per micro-litre of blood.

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The doctors said sepsis, a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure, is one of their major concerns and noted that the bilirubin level of the victim has increased to 6.3.

The paramedical student, who was gangraped last Sunday night in a moving bus here, was also administered another four bottles of platelet-rich plasma. The girl is also suffering from high fever, the doctors said.

(Agencies)

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