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World's Oldest Comatose Patient Aruna Shanbaug Dead After 42 Years in Coma

by Julia Samuel on May 18, 2015 at 1:56 PM
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World's Oldest Comatose Patient Aruna Shanbaug Dead After 42 Years in Coma

Indian nurse Aruna Shanbaug, world's oldest comatose patient, who had been in a vegetative state ever since she was raped, died in KEM Hospital, Mumbai, after remaining in coma for almost 42 years.

Dean of the hospital, Avinash Supe, said that police permissions and other formalities are being completed before finalizing Shanbaug's last rites. Supe has made a public appeal to help trace any relatives or people close to Shanbaug who can get in touch with the hospital immediately.

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A junior nurse, Shanbaug was brutally raped by contract sweeper boy Sohanlal B. Walmiki in the same hospital on the night of November 27, 1973 when she was changing.

He sodomized her and choked her with a dog chain which cut off oxygen supply to her brain, resulting in injuries to the brain stem and cervical chord injury that left her in a vegetative state since then.

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