The Disturbing Story of Aruna Shanbaug  

Aruna, a nurse in KEM Hospital in Mumbai, was raped and sodomised at the age of 25 yrs, way back in 1973. The perpetrator of the crime had used a dog’s collar on her throat, that had left her paralysed, blind, deaf and in a semi-comatose state for all this time, living a solitary and forgotten existence in a corner of the same hospital. Her story would have got buried in many such stories, except perhaps untiring efforts of her biographer and well wisher, the journalist, Pinki Virani. In December 2009, Virani had filed a case in Supreme Court in India to allow end of life for 58 year old Aruna, whose rapist had walked scot-free after a seven years of prison sentence.
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