India court admits plea to end life of rape victim
Aruna Shanbaug, a nurse in Mumbai, has been paralysed and considered “brain-dead” since she was attacked by a rapist in November 1973.
Pinki Virani, a journalist who has authored a book on Aruna, has filed a case before the Supreme Court of India asking for permission to end Aruna‟s life.
The BBC report goes on to say that “The court will examine if the plea is “akin to euthanasia”.
The medical communities, and particularly palliative care experts, have a responsibility to clear the confusion.
Please read about it at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8417549.stm
Thank you Dr Charu Singh, for bringing this to our attention.