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Unable to bear treatment costs, couple seeks mercy killing of daughter

Friday, Jul 15, 2016,12:42 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Hyderabad | Unable to bear treatment costs of their 11-year-old daughter, who is suffering from a liver ailment, a couple in Telangana today 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 here 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 couple, residents of Jagathgirigutta here, 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.