Last week, the boy's father had submitted a petition in a local court in Andhra, seeking euthanasia for his son.

Andhra boy whose euthanasia was sought dies while undergoing treatmentImage for representation
news News Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 07:20

In a tragic incident, five-year-old Mahesh from Andhra, who was suffering from bone cancer from birth, died while undergoing treatment at Bengaluru's Indira Gandhi Hospital. 

Last week, the boy's father Buttaiah had submitted a petition in a local court in Andhra's Chittoor, seeking euthanasia for his son.

Buttaiah, who played traditional instruments at functions, is a native of Dinnepalle village of Ramasamudram mandal and claimed that he could not afford the medical expenses or continue to see his child suffer.

The Hindu reported

Though the appeal was rejected, the case was referred to the district administration. As there was no response from the medical and health department authorities, three days later, the parents took the child to the hospital in Bengaluru, where he died. Buttappa said that he did not want to blame anyone for the death of his son. 

“What we have suffered for five years is over. We do not want anything,” Buttaiah told the newspaper.

Last month, a couple approached Telangana's State Human Rights Commission asking for the mercy killing of their 11-year-old daughter, who was suffering from a rare liver disease.


Read - SC revives euthanasia debate: Why right to die is a part of right to dignified life



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