A 45-year-old freelance journalist was admitted to Fortis hospital with severe brain injuries after an attack by an unidentified person in northwest Delhi on Wednesday.
Local residents found Aparna Kalra, the journalist, lying unconscious in a pool of blood at a public park in Ashok Vihar, Hindustan Times reported.
Kalra managed to give the police a statement after gained consciousness briefly on Wednesday night but fell unconscious soon after.
The police told Hindustan Times that they have registered an attempt to murder case against unknown people and that the attack was carried out by iron rods. The police was clueless about the motive and identity of the assailant.
“We have no eyewitnesses to this attack. We were informed about a woman lying unconscious in the park by a visitor. But the caller had not witnessed the attack,” Hindustan Times quoted the Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-West) Milind Dumbre as saying.
Kalra left her home around 6. 15 pm for a walk in Picnic Hut park.
“At 7.30 pm, her sister received a call from the police saying Kalra was admitted to Deep Chand Hospital with brain injuries,” her uncle HC Bhatia told the daily. She was later shifted to Fortis, where doctors said some parts of her skull were missing. “She is in critical condition as she has received multiple injuries to her brain nerves,” her uncle said.
“She had a lot of fluid (cerebrospinal fluid) collection in her brain cavities, and underwent an emergency surgery to remove it at late night,” a doctor, treating her at Fortis, told the daily.
According to the daily, she had to undergo a repeat CT (computed tomography) scan on Thursday to check if fluid collection had stopped in her brain.
Her family was unclear about the attack and added that they were not aware of her enmity.