Sat, 29 Dec 2012 12:45:00 GMT | By PTI

Brain swelling led to her death

Serious swelling in the brain resulting from the cardiac arrest was an “important cause” that led to the death of 23-year-old rape victim


Brain swelling led to her death (© PTI)

New Delhi: Serious swelling in the brain resulting from the cardiac arrest she suffered a few days ago was an “important cause” that led to the death of 23-year-old gang-rape victim who fought for her life with “great fortitude and courage“.

Cerebral edema, a condition characterised by excess accumulation of water in the intracellular or extracellular spaces of the brain, proved fatal in the case of the paramedic student who was airlifted to Singapore on Wednesday night for specialised treatment.

The young girl suffered a cardiac arrest on Tuesday night which caused severe injuries to her brain as well.

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