Brain surgery for Falak, suspect's photo out

Brain surgery for Falak, suspect's photo out

Brain surgery for Falak, suspect's photo out

Two-year-old Falak, who was brought to AIIMS trauma centre two weeks ago with a fractured skull and human bite marks all over her body, underwent another life-saving surgery on Monday afternoon.

Neurosurgeon Dr Deepak Agrawal, who performed the surgery with two other doctors, said the surgery was necessary as fluid had accumulated in her brain.

“A computed tomography (CT) scan had revealed that some fluid had accumulated in her brain which was causing pressure. If immediate surgery was not carried out, Falak’s chances of survival would have lessened,” Dr Agrawal told Deccan Herald. The surgery, which began at 1 pm, lasted for half an hour.

“The condition of the two-year-old girl, however, still remains critical and there are possibilities of post-operative complications,” he added.

The fluid sample collected from her brain will be tested to find out whether there was any infection. It was the second surgery that Falak has undergone since she was brought to the hospital on January 18.

“We had conducted the first surgery for removing a blood clot in her brain. It was conducted immediately after she was admitted,” Dr Agrawal said. The doctors had earlier put Falak back on ventilation around 10 pm on Sunday after a mild chest infection.

Meanwhile, Delhi Police released a photograph of the key suspect, Raj Kumar alias Dilshad, 28, who had left Falak with his minor girlfriend before heading to Mumbai for the treatment of his physically-challenged son.

“We have identified a crucial link and a woman named Lakshmi was being questioned,” a senior police official said.