Andhra Pradesh

Boy, whose mercy killing was sought, dies

Five-year-old Mahesh of Dinnepalle village of Ramasamudram mandal, who was suffering from bone cancer, died while being treated at the Indira Gandhi Hospital in Bengaluru on Saturday night. His body was cremated at his native village on Sunday afternoon.

The boy’s parents, Buttappa and Narasamma, on August 13 approached the Punganur court in Madanapalle division and sought the designated judge to grant mercy killing of the boy, as they were not in a position to bear medical expenses and unable to see the agony of the child. 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,” he said.


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