This general view shows the entrance to Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on December 27, 2012. An Indian student who was left fighting for her life after being brutally gang-raped in New Delhi was being flown to Singapore for treatment at Mount Elizabeth, doctors and a report said late on December 26. — Photo by AFP

SINGAPORE: An Indian student who was brutally gang-raped on a bus in New Delhi was “fighting for her life” after suffering a significant brain injury, the Singapore hospital treating her said on Friday.

“The patient is currently struggling against the odds, and fighting for her life,” Kelvin Loh, chief executive officer of Mount Elizabeth Hospital where she was airlifted to from India, said in a statement.

“Our medical team's investigations upon her arrival at the hospital yesterday showed that in addition to her prior cardiac arrest, she also had infection of her lungs and abdomen, as well as significant brain injury.”

When the unnamed victim was admitted to the hospital on Thursday, Loh said she had already undergone three abdominal surgeries and experienced a cardiac arrest in India prior to her flight.

She “continues to remain in an extremely critical condition” as of 0300 GMT Friday and was “still receiving treatment at the hospital's intensive care unit,” Loh added.

“A multi-disciplinary team of specialists has been working tirelessly to treat her since her arrival, and is doing everything possible to stabilise her condition over the next few days.”

The gang-rape has prompted widespread street protests in India, not only in revulsion at the savage nature of the attack but also because it tapped into simmering anger at the level of violence against women.

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Cyrus Howell
Dec 29, 2012 01:00am
These men have the mentality of armed home invaders. This is why Americans prefer to own and keep their guns. If they don't get the death penalty now - no Indian has a single hair on his chest.
Cyrus Howell
Dec 29, 2012 12:57am
The Latest News is she lost her fight.
Dec 28, 2012 11:06am
Sorry to say this ,but she is already brain dead and chances of her survival is very blink.There was no use sending her to singapore as doctors were efficient there to provide her the best of treatment.its all a part of political drama to save the face.They r afraid of the massive backlash they will face after the announcement of her death.Delhi is burning and so r the people of india.
Dec 28, 2012 07:10am
I hope she survives and sees those animals being given a heavy prison sentence - or better yet the death sentence by the state.
Dec 28, 2012 07:12am
Allah protect this girl please save her. We are sorry we forgot to be human. How can we follow any religion if we forgot to be human first. Save her my Allah please. My eyes bleed blood today!
M Sajid
Dec 28, 2012 07:22am
Death sentence is the only answer to such act of inhumanity.