Hyderabad: Gnana Sai is just eight months old but her battle with a severe liver ailment has touched the hearts of all her loved ones. Unable to withstand her pain, Sai's parents have approached a court in Andhra Pradesh seeking permission to kill their daughter.
The little girl is suffering from a congenital liver disease and her poor parents can’t afford a liver transplant that is immediately needed for the child.
According to Hindustan Times, Ramanappa and Saraswati are agricultural labourers who hails from RS Kothapalli village in Chittoor district.
The couple reportedly approached the Tamballapalle civil court for killing their daughter through passive euthanasia.
The judge said he had no powers to decide on mercy killing and instead asked them to approach either the Chittoor district court or the high court.
Doctors had recommended a liver transplant for Sai within two months.
“We spent 5 lakh on her so far and now, we are penniless,” the father said.
Ramanappa said he was ready to donate his liver to his daughter but he didn’t have the 30 lakh needed for the operation.
“We went from pillar to post to mobilise money, but could not,” the report quoted him as saying.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu who came to know about her plight has assured all help and announced 30 lakhs for her treatment.
Earlier, a local politician had said that he would inform the chief minister about her case. “I will bring it to the notice of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and see that the government will bear the expenses for Sai’s treatment,” he was quoted as saying.