Nurse Aruna Shanbaug gives up after 42year-Coma that followed her Rape
Mumbai Nurse Aruna Shanbaug who had been in coma for 42 years after she was raped, died today morning. Mumbai’s King Edward Memorial Hospital’s (KEM) dean Avinash Supe declared that Aruna took last breath in the hospital on Monday. Aruna Shanbaug was raped by a staff member when she was 26 year old, working as a nurse in KEM hospital. While she was on duty, a ward-boy Sohan Lal raped her brutally and lashed her with a dog’s chain, following which shocked Shanbaug slipped into coma. She had been in that state for 42 long years and suffered living death.
Writer Pinky Virani, who wrote a book on Shanbaug filed a petition in Supreme Court seeking euthanasia of Shanbaug to relieve her from the unbearable agony. But Supreme Court rejected the petition.Even KEM management and staff refused to do the mercy killing but assured the court that they would take thorough care of Shanbaug till she dies a natural death. Aruna Shanbaug suffered for 4 long decades and finally died a pathetic death for a mistake that she had not committed.