The 17-year-old rape victim was discharged from Rajiv Gandhi Women and Child Hospital on Wednesday night. She was escorted by her parents to an undisclosed location.

According to hospital sources, the girl was ready to be discharged on Saturday. However, her parents and political parties had requested to keep her in the hospital for a little longer. She was declared fit and ready to be discharged late on Wednesday evening. On Thursday, protests continued in Puducherry over the welfare of the victim, with several political parties including PMK and DMDK participating. Earlier this week, the girl’s statement was recorded in camera by Judicial Magistrate II S. Uthamaraj. The girl was admitted to the hospital on January 1. Two persons were arrested and the case is being investigated by the Crime Investigation Department.

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