Mercy Killing

  • Euthanasia: An Indian perspective February 27, 2014

    Abstract In our society, the palliative care and quality of life issues in patients with terminal illnesses like advanced cancer and AIDS have become an important concern for clinicians. Parallel to this concern has arisen another controversial issue-euthanasia or "mercy-killing" of terminally ill patients. Proponents of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) feel that...
  • Rajasthan: Mother seeks mercy killing for children September 5, 2012

    Jaipur: Failing to get financial assistance for the treatment of her two paralytic children, a woman in Rajasthan has written to the state government seeking permission for their mercy killing. Ramila Devi, 30, is a resident of Sallada village near Sarada town in Udaipur district, around 300 km from Jaipur. She has...
  • Euthanasia for TN teen, family asks govt for help July 4, 2012

    In Tamil Nadu, a woman has sought the right to die for her 14yearold differentlyabled daughter. ...
  • Tamil Nadu: Mother seeks daughter's mercy killing July 3, 2012

    Erode(Tamil Nadu): In a heartrending plea to authorities, a middleaged woman has sought euthanasia for her 14yearold cerebral palsyaffected daughter. The unusual petition was submitted by the woman on Monday during the grievances redress meeting at the Erode District Collectorate. In her petition, she stated that she came to Erode seven years...
  • 30 Minutes: Of those who want euthanasia March 13, 2011

    This week on 30 Minutes, watch people who do not wish to live more and thus, ask for mercy killing for themselves. ...
  • FTN: Should Indian citizens have the right to die? March 7, 2011

    Sagarika Ghose discusses with a panel of experts, should Indian citizens have the right to die. ...
  • Do we need a law on euthanasia ? March 8, 2011

    On talking point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks that do we need a law on euthanasia. ...
  • Active euthanasia vs passive euthanasia March 7, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition to allow the mercy killing of former Mumbai nurse Aruna Shanbaug. Justices Markandey Katju and Gyan Sudha Mishra dismissed the petition filed on behalf of Shanbaug and observed that passive euthanasia is permissible under supervision of law in exceptional circumstances...
  • SC appreciates activist Pinki for Aruna's case March 7, 2011

    Pinki Virani's lawyer Shubhangi Tulli said the Supreme Court praised Pinki for putting Aruna Shanbaug's case rightly. ...
  • Aruna is like my daughter: retired KEM employee March 7, 2011

    A retired employee of KEM Hospital's ward number four, Tidi Makwana has served Aruna Shanbaug for 25 years. ...
  • KEM hospital welcomes SC verdict for Aruna March 7, 2011

    The Supreme Court, while rejecting Aruna Shanbaug's euthanasia plea praised KEM hospital for taking care of her. ...
  • SC rejects plea for mercy killing of Aruna March 7, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition to allow mercy killing of former Mumbai nurse Aruna Ramachandra Shanbaug. The apex court rejected the mercy killing petition of Aruna, a semi-comatose rape victim in Mumbai's King Edward Memorial Hospital, while praising the hospital and staff for taking unprecedented...
  • Parents plead for euthanasia for four sons March 7, 2011

    Mirzapur: A family in Mirzapur has been pleading for euthanasia for their four sons. Everyday is just another day in in the lives of the four young boys who wish to live no further. The four brothers were detected with muscular dystrophy at the age of five. Today, Durgesh...
  • Karnataka: Ailing woman wants mercy killing March 7, 2011

    Bangalore: A 70-year-old woman in Karnataka has asked the High Court to allow her to end her life. She has been fighting for her right to die with dignity for the last 12 years. Every day is a struggle for the 70-year-old HB Karibasamma. She needs help in day-to-day activities. Going...
  • SC verdict on euthanasia for Aruna today March 7, 2011

    Mumbai: The Supreme Court is expected to deliver its verdict in Nurse Aruna Shanbaug's mercy killing petition on Monday. She has been living in a vegetative state for the last 30 years after a brutal sexual assault. Tidi Makhwana, a former employee of KEM Hospital, said, "I stayed with her...
  • SC likely to pronounce Aruna's fate on Monday March 3, 2011

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict in the Aruna Shanbaug mercy killing case. ...
  • Should Aruna Shanbaug have the right to die? March 3, 2011

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks a panel of experts if Aruna Shanbaug should have the right to die. ...
  • Aruna euthanasia plea verdict reserved March 2, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict in the Aruna Shanbaug mercy killing case. The court is likely to come out with the verdict on Monday. The two-judge bench of justices Markandey Katju and Gyan Sudha Mishra reserved the verdict after hearing the arguments by various parties on...
  • UK reporter sentenced for fake mercy killing claim September 15, 2010

    London: A veteran British TV reporter has been sentenced after he admitted making up claims he killed a former lover who was dying of AIDS. A judge gave BBC journalist Ray Gosling a 90-day suspended prison sentence for fabricating his confession and wasting 1,800 hours of police time. The 70-year-old Gosling drew...
  • Old and without family, 70-year-old seeks death August 31, 2010

    Bangalore: A 70-year-old woman has asked the Karnataka High Court to put her to death. The senior citizen doesn't have a close family and wants the court to permit her to die, as she doesn't want to be a burden on society. Every day is a struggle for 70-year-old H.B. Karibasamma,...
  • UK TV journo arrested for smothering dying lover February 17, 2010

    London: British police say they have arrested a TV reporter on suspicion of murder after he claimed to have smothered his dying lover in an act of mercy. Ray Gosling said this week in a BBC TV program that he killed the man, who had AIDS, to end his suffering. The...
  • Poor parents seek mercy killing for ill sons August 11, 2009

    Lucknow: While parents routinely pray for their children's long life and prosperity, a couple in Uttar Pradesh has written to President Pratibha Patil pleading for the mercy killing of their four physically-challenged sons. Jeet Narayan and his wife Prabhavati, residing in Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh, pleaded for mercy killing for...
  • Kerala church up in arms over legal mercy killing plan January 12, 2009

    Thiruvananthapuram/Cochin: Kerala could become the first state in India to allow mercy killing if the government accepts the latest recommendations of the state Law Reforms Commission. The new regulations permit a terminally ill person to put an end to his life under the supervision and advice of close relatives and doctors. “Life...
  • Mercy killing is still not accpetable August 29, 2008

    New Delhi:Euthanasia or mercy killing has always generated huge legal and ethical debate. Is taking a life going against nature or is keeping someone alive with machine support unethical. ...
  • Legalise mercy killing, Law Commission tells Govt January 18, 2012

    New Delhi: When 25-year-old Venkatesh from Hyderabad died in 2004, it made headlines. Not so much because he was a former national chess-champion, but because he had pleaded that his life support system be switched off. However, this amounted to euthanasia or mercy killling which is illegal in India. Max...
  • Mercy killing at the mercy of doctors' panel: Report November 21, 2007

    New Delhi:Euthanasia remains as controversial now as it was when it was first introduced to the modern Indian mind-set. A recent Law Commission report has once again stirred the debate over the choice of terminally ill patients to end their lives. “There are many factors that need to be considered in...
  • Despite opposition, 'jumbo' Arundhati to be executed October 1, 2007

    Dehradun: For over 40 years, Arundhati has been taking people around the Rajaji National Park in Uttarakhand. But now as the elephant fights a losing battle against disease and time, the question is should she be killed? "I can’t see her suffering. We have called doctors but she can't be...
  • Debate: Does Santhara amount to suicide? October 5, 2006

    The Rajasthan High Court on Thursday will hear a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging the Jain practice of Santhara, a religious ritual of fasting unto death. ...
  • Santhara or suicide? HC to hear October 5, 2006

    Jaipur: Seventy-four-year-old Amar Chand Kasawan has attained divine status according to the Jain community. After suffering from gangrene and pneumonia for a long time, he took up Santhara, a religious ritual of fasting unto death. Kasawan died on the fifth day of his fast but instead of mourning, his family is...
  • 2nd Jain woman on fast unto death September 29, 2006

    Jaipur: Another woman in Jaipur is now fasting till death to attain salvation. Called Santhara by the Jain community, this is the second woman to undergo such a spiritual fast. Kela Devi, a 93-year-old woman from Jaipur has been on a terminal fast for a month now. She has given...