There is no concrete development in the case so far, say police

The brutally battered two-year-old girl undergoing treatment at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences Trauma Centre continues to be critical, said JPN Trauma Centre chief M. C. Misra on Sunday. “There is no improvement in her condition,” he said.

The child had been taken off the ventilator support on Friday, but doctors had said that she continued to be in a critical state. The child has suffered extensive brain damage and doctors have said that even if she managed to survive, she would be dependent on care-givers for life.

The child was brought to AIIMS on January 18 with her head smashed, fractures in her arms, and human bite marks on her face. She went into a comatose state when she suffered cardiac arrests while under treatment at the Institute, and has not regained consciousness since.

It was also reported that some people had approached the Institute to claim the baby. “No one has come to us directly. These people are going to the police”, said Dr. Misra.

Meanwhile, the police said that there has been no concrete development in the case so far. “The teams of both South and South-East districts are on the trail of Rajkumar, but there is no concrete development. A clearer picture will emerge only after Rajkumar is questioned. The other lines of investigation are also on,” said a senior police officer.

Rajkumar, who had handed over the baby to a teenaged girl in Mahipalpur, had earlier agreed to join the police in the investigation, but was probably dissuaded by one of his friends saying that the baby was in serious condition and the police were looking for him. He then panicked and switched off his phone.

The police have also identified two women and a man through whom the child landed in Rajkumar's hands.

Meanwhile, chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women Barkha Singh said on Sunday that the Delhi Government would ensure all financial help to the child and would take care of her through its welfare institutions like Palna when such intervention was needed.

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