Mercy killing

Passive euthanasia: Know all about a 'living will'

Passive euthanasia: Know all about a 'living will'

While allowing a person to make a living will, a five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, put strict conditions in place for executing the will. 

Mar 09, 2018, 11:45 AM IST
SC allows passive euthanasia, says human beings have the right to die with dignity

SC allows passive euthanasia, says human beings have the right to die with dignity

The SC said it has laid down guidelines on who would execute the will and how a nod for passive euthanasia would be granted by the medical board.

Mar 09, 2018, 10:59 AM IST
First mercy killing of minor in Belgium: Report

First mercy killing of minor in Belgium: Report

The Netherlands also allows mercy killings for children, but only for those aged over 12.

Sep 17, 2016, 15:42 PM IST

TN: Transgenders plead for mercy killing upset over their plight

 Citing "lack" of government assistance to help their community members lead a dignified life, a group of four educated transgenders has petitioned the Tamil Nadu government with an extreme plea -- seeking mercy killing.

Sep 06, 2015, 11:43 AM IST

Vyapam scam: 70 accused seek President's 'permission to die'

In what may show the intense fear of the accused in mysterious Vyapam scam, 70 people who are lodged in Gwalior Jail of Madhya Pradesh have written to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking "iccha mri

Aug 08, 2015, 21:08 PM IST

Colombia okays first mercy killing for cancer patient

A committee of experts at a hospital in the central Colombian city of Pereira has authorised the first mercy killing in the country in the case of a patient with terminal cancer whom several days ago the hospital ceased treating for legal reasons, Spanish news agency Efe reported.

Jul 03, 2015, 15:18 PM IST

Allow mercy killing for sick daughter: Parents to President

The poor parents of a Bihar woman who is suffering from a debilitating disease have urged President Pranab Mukherjee to either pay for their daughter's medical treatment or permit mercy killing.

Sep 19, 2014, 15:41 PM IST

Belgium agrees to sex offender`s request for mercy killing

Belgium, one of only a few countries to allow euthanasia, has accepted a serial rapist`s request that he be allowed to die, his lawyer said on Monday.

Sep 16, 2014, 00:34 AM IST

French mercy killing doctor acquitted after emotional trial

A French doctor whose emotionally charged trial over the deaths of seven terminally-ill patients gripped a country where euthanasia is illegal was acquitted Wednesday to thunderous applause in the courtroom.

Jun 25, 2014, 15:03 PM IST

TN: Mother seeks daughter’s mercy killing

In a heart-rending plea to authorities, a middle-aged woman has sought euthanasia for her 14-year-old cerebral palsy-affected daughter.

Jul 03, 2012, 12:07 PM IST

China: Man jailed for 3 yrs for mercy killing of mother

A Chinese migrant worker has been sentenced to three years in jail for acceding to his paralysed mother`s request for mercy killing.

May 31, 2012, 18:38 PM IST

Cop seeks mercy killing after facing harassment

A police constable has sought mercy killing from the President after he was allegedly harassed by senior officers despite being physically unfit.

May 04, 2012, 13:51 PM IST

BJP MP seeks mercy killing over inflation

Madhya Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party chief Prabhat Jha on Monday wrote a four-page letter to President Pratibha Patil.

Jun 27, 2011, 15:53 PM IST

Bihar parents seek mercy killing for two sons

Asha Devi is aware of the cruel irony. "Mothers seek long lives for their children, but here I am seeking death for my two sons," she says, slumped beside Nitin, 15, and Anshu, 13, who suffer from muscular dystrophy.

Mar 09, 2011, 11:57 AM IST

Chronology: Aruna Ramachandra Shanbaug

Following is the chronology of
events relating to the 60-year-old KEM nurse Aruna Ramachandra
Shanbaug whose plea for mercy killing was today rejected by
the Supreme Court.

Mar 07, 2011, 21:58 PM IST

Aruna Shanbaug`s colleagues, hospital staff welcome SC ruling

There was joy and elation among Aruna
Shanbaug`s former colleagues and nurses tending to her after
the Supreme Court o Monday dismissed a plea for mercy killing on
behalf of the 60-year-old nurse.

Mar 07, 2011, 17:23 PM IST

SC seeks doctors presence in Euthanasia mercy killing plea

The Supreme Court on Friday sought
the personal presence of a 3-member team of doctors from
Mumbai to assist it on the vexed question of permitting
mercy killing of a rape victim virtually brain
dead for the last 36 years.

Feb 18, 2011, 21:42 PM IST

Apex court to examine mercy killing plea

The apex court bench of Justices Markandey Katju and Gyan Sudha Misra said there was no law in the country that permits mercy killing and it could not involve itself in judicial murder.

Jan 24, 2011, 14:58 PM IST

England clarifies law on assisted suicide

Prosecutors in England and Wales received fresh guidelines on assisted suicide on Thursday to make it easier for them to decide whether to charge people who have helped sick loved ones to die.

Feb 26, 2010, 09:29 AM IST