The edema in the brain of the five-year-old torture victim Shafeeq admitted to the St.John’s Hospital here continued with no major improvement on Wednesday, said the doctors attending to him. However, the boy was able to breath without the help of the ventilator. The boy was admitted to the hospital with brain damage, wounds on the face and a fractured leg allegedly due to the physical torture meted out to him by his father Shereef and step-mother Aneesha. They now are under remand in Peermedu and Kottayam sub jails. —A Correspondent