Pub brawl victim Vidwath shifted to general ward

Pub brawl victim Vidwath shifted to general ward

Having received treatment for six days at the Intensive Care Unit of Mallya Hospital, Vidwath, the victim of a brutal pub attack, was moved to the general ward on Sunday afternoon.

Doctors treating Vidwath have said he is recovering fast. "The swelling on his face and nose has reduced by 85%," said Dr Anand K, plastic surgeon at Mallya Hospital, confirming that Vidwath is able to eat and drink normally.

The doctor also said Vidwath's vital health parameters remain in the normal range. "He is allowed to walk with crutches as he had earlier suffered a fracture on the right ankle," he added.

The doctor said that Vidwath has considerably lesser pain than what he felt while getting admitted to the hospital six days ago. He also said Vidwath will be in observation for three to four days, though a decision on releasing him cannot be made right now.

On February 17, Vidwath was beaten to a pulp by Mohammed Nalapad and his friends following an argument between him and Nalapad's friends.

Nalapad's father and Shantinagar MLA N A Haris was expelled from the Congress for six years, while Nalapad himself has surrendered to the Cubbon Park police.

The attack had left Vidwath with a broken nose, ribs and cheek bones.