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ODD NEWS: Rape Victim Dies After 42 Years In Coma

Aruna Shanbaug (67), former nurse of Mumbai’s Kings Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital who was in a coma for 42 years after a sexual assault by a wardboy in 1973, was declared dead on Monday morning.

Shanbaug was diagnosed with pneumonia last week and was put on ventilator support. On Sunday, doctors said her condition had improved slightly but she continued to remain on life support.

Shanbaug was being taken care off by a group of KEM hospital nurses and doctors for the last four decades. Her family members reached KEM hospital to claim her last remains.

On November 27, 1973, Shanbaug who then worked as a junior nurse at the Kings Edward Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, was brutally assaulted and raped by a wardboy-cum-sweeper of the hospital, Sohanlal Bharta Valmiki, after throttling her with a dog chain. The brutal assault cut off blood and oxygen supply to key parts of her brain. Ms. Shanbaug had been in a vegetative state since and confined to a bed at the KEM hospital where nurses and the hospital staff took care of her.

Her attacker was released after serving a 7-year jail term.

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