The ATM attack victim Jyothi Uday has been discharged from hospital and is all set to go back home.
After battling for her life in a city hospital for over a month, having sustaining grievous head injuries during the mugging in an ATM kiosk on November 19, all she wants to do now is celebrate her daughter’s third birthday, which was to be celebrated on November 22.
Her husband C Uday Kumar was ecstatic at the news of Jyothi’s recovery and discharge. “Jyothi had bought gifts for our daughter and her friends just days before the horrific incident. She wants to make it up to our daughter by giving her a nice party and inviting her friends,” he told Express.
The child met Jyothi only twice during the one month she was hospitalised at BGS Global Hospitals.
After having undergone neurosurgery, plastic surgery and multiple physiotherapy sessions, Jyothi now wants a change of environment, eat food cooked at home and meet her relatives and friends. “There are many relatives and colleagues who could not meet Jyothi earlier (because of hospital restrictions),” Kumar said.
Kumar also expressed pride at his wife’s ability to fight through the ordeal and recovering earlier than expected. “Doctors had said recovery would take at least three months. But she has shown great progress, thanks to her sheer will power,” he said.
Jyothi is still unable to walk without support and will have to take a few more physiotherapy sessions to walk on her own.