Indian Nurse And Rape Victim Dies After 42 Years In A Coma
Aruna Ramchandra Shanbaug died Monday. She had been in a vegetative state since 1973 following a rape.By Christine Slusser | May 18, 2015
Former nurse Aruna Ramchandra Shanbaug spent 42 years in a vegetative state after being raped at Mumbai’s KEM Hospital. That's the same place she died Monday morning.
In 1973, Shanbaug was sodomized by a ward attendant at the hospital. He wrapped a dog chain around her neck to prevent her from escaping, which caused her brain damage due to lack of oxygen. He served seven years for his crime.
In 2011, the Hindustan Times reports, Shanbaug "became the face of a debate on euthanasia."