The SHRC directed the couple to approach the state government

Unable to bear medical costs Telangana couple wants mercy death for daughterImage for representation
news Human Rights Friday, July 15, 2016 - 07:25

Unable to bear treatment costs of their 11-year-old daughter, who is suffering from a liver ailment, a couple in Telangana on Thursday approached the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) seeking permission for her mercy killing.

An application was filed by the girl's parents N Ramchandra and Shyamala, who went to the SHRC in Hyderabad along with their daughter and stated that they are unable to meet the medical expenditure of Rs 21 lakh required for treatment of the ailment.

The Hindu reported:

N Ramchandra Reddy, a sweet shop worker, and his wife Shyamala, told the SHRC officials that their daughter Harishitha, a VI standard student, was suffering from life-threatening liver ailment. They poured out their woes before the SHRC officials stating that they were penniless and it was beyond their capacity to raise the huge sum for their daughter’s medical treatment

The couple, residents of Jagathgirigutta, sought some (financial) relief or they be permitted for mercy killing of their daughter.

After going through the petition, the SHRC directed the couple to approach the state government. The commission also recommended to the Telangana government to provide some relief to the girl.

 

Inputs PTI

 

 

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