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Since yesterday after seeing d news on Aruna shanbagh, i am unable to be normal. Her enemy sohanlal, who had vowed revenge, stalked her, choked her with a dog chain before brutally rap**g her. She had became cortically blind, lost d ability 2 control her muscles, use her limbs n worse, lost her memory. D most bizaree part of d story is that d cultprit, after serving his term, changed his name n city n continues 2 work as a ward boy. This "brain dead" patient went into a coma n admitted in KEM hospital n in same condition from last 36 yrs. Shud she be allowed to die or be left is such a s

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Asked by sumati gayki, 18 Dec '09 10:38 am
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It is a tragic case Sumati. I have read about Aruna Shanbagh and Pinky Virani has also authored a book on this called Aruna's Story. She has lived for 36 years if that can be called a life at all. Her case makes one very sad and angry. The KEM doctors should have reported the case to the police and Sohanlal should have been hanged by a rope and allowed to die slowly and painfully.

Euthanasia or mercy killing is necessary for her as she is living a life none could imagine in their wildest dreams.
Answered by Mitali Choudhury, 18 Dec '09 02:31 pm

 
  
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No mercy killing for her i demand......its pathetic event which i read also 1 month ago in news paper......just becoz of fear of rape she got fall in comma........MRS.PAI.......a lady who cares for her now she also demand mercy killing for her......so its not good solution......its blot on our justice system.....that real culprit ran away freely n she miss her life in comma at KEM HOSPITAL,mumbai......its government duty to give her best treatment n to take care of her......mercy killing is not solution of any disease or problem.......lets pray n hope that govt not give her mercy killing n she also come out of comma n our judiciary system also changed n be strict.........lets salute ARUNA SHANBAGH.....a bravo lady......
Answered by krunal modi, 18 Dec '09 03:44 pm

 
  
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Its really very horrible..........who would like to live such life............ i cannot see such a condition by my eyes............... it would be better if she dies.............. but its illegal in our country............. God help her...............
Answered by Kalyani Sawant, 20 Dec '09 04:20 pm

 
  
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I have no words to express my grief .....Mr. John has already enlighted that she is being looked after by many ppl around her. At this stage what we can do except praying for her......According to me her life is horrible than death.
Answered by ANURADHA PATHAKJ, 18 Dec '09 02:41 pm

 
  
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But the dean of the hospital does not want her to be euthanised. Also, the man she was engaged to at the time of the incident visits her to check on her. The female attendants/nurses are caring for her and she (Aruna) smiles and recognises some of them. Being in bed for such a long time has not given Aruna any bed sores. It shows she is well looked after - Hence, Aruna should not be euthanised. My Heart goes out to Aruna - May be she will be cured back to normal - This is God's way. Let us Pray for Aruna that she regains her senses even at this age
Answered by John Mascarenhas, 18 Dec '09 02:27 pm

 
  
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In my view the cort should take a more practical and reasonable view of the situation. By letting her continue to live is just adding to her suffering as well as of her family and the staff looking after her.The cort should understand that she cannot come out of the coma.And even if by some miracle , she does come out of her coma , then the memory of the horrible incident will never let her lead a normal life.
Such a person who is just alive clinically but not leading a normal life and never even expected to lead a normal life should be given the right to die by medical help. Rather this decision should have been taken many years back and implemented at that time itself.
Answered by HEMANT MEHTA, 18 Dec '09 10:24 pm

 
  
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Sumati law does not allow to die a person without any medical help.but it (medical help)should not be prolong in my opinion if it is of no use to the patient. the culprit should be strongly punished so that other will not be dared to do such thing. see life is like that. these things will happen again and again. there should be a strict law for such thing.
Answered by pramod rajapurkar, 20 Dec '09 08:46 am

 
  
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I hope the highest court of our land will grand her prayer for a dignified death.
As I punched the letters I could not stop tears emerging from my eyes.
Answered by Dharmarajan, 19 Dec '09 09:26 am

 
  
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She shud b allowed to die in peace
Answered by shubhra, 18 Dec '09 04:15 pm

 
  
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Oh, what a hapless state of Aruna Shanbagh is...! Thirty-six years is not a short duration to suffer such an ailment with her brain cells dead that too in isolation...Very very precarious is the condition, in which she is placed now...But, it's unfortunate that 'mercy-killing' of any person has to undergo a lengthy legal process in a country like ours...though living the life of a dead is worse than dieing a death that ends all her miseries...!!
Answered by Dil Se, 18 Dec '09 02:25 pm

 
  
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