'Amanat' gains strength from meeting her friend: cops

'Amanat' gains strength from meeting her friend: cops
New Delhi The 23-year-old gang-rape survivor, 'Amanat' (NOT her real name), who is battling for life, got strength after meeting her male friend in Safdarjung Hospital, her friend's brother and police said today.

"She is getting strength and moral support after meeting her friend. We asked her friend to meet her regularly which will help her recover soon," said Deputy Commissioner of Police Chhaya Sharma.

"They met twice, Thursday and Friday," a brother of her friend, who was also attacked by the gang-rapists during the incident on December 16, told IANS.

"On Thursday, she had responded by writing. She wrote on a pad...are you fine, inquiring about the condition of her friend. To this, he verbally replied: 'I am ok'," he said.

"On Friday evening, she spoke to her friend in hospital. She verbally told him about her condition," he added.

According to hospital sources, she started asking about the condition of her friend the day she regained consciousness and started responding. Doctors assured her that he was okay.

The woman was with her friend when they boarded a chartered bus in south Delhi's Munirka on the night of December 16. The six men raped the woman and beat up the duo.
Story First Published: December 22, 2012 22:21 IST

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