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Indian doctors decry decision to move raped woman to Singapore

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8725 (Published 31 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8725
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. 1New Delhi

The Indian government’s decision to transfer a woman who had been raped and severely injured from the intensive care unit of a government hospital in New Delhi to Singapore, where she died on Saturday, has provoked anger in medical circles.

Many doctors suspect that the government had put pressure on the medical team treating the 23 year old woman to recommend her transfer to Singapore in an attempt to appear to be doing its best to save the woman and to curb public outrage.

The woman, who had been raped and assaulted with an iron rod on 16 December, died from complications of her injuries and infection, …

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