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.
â€śWhat we have suffered for five years is over. We do not want anything,â€ť 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.