Aruna Shanbaug: 42 years in a vegetable state and she is now gone

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New Delhi : Forty-two years after she was brutally raped and assaulted by a man, resulted in turning her mere a vegetable, Aruna Shanbaug is no more. She took her last breath in KEM Hospital on Monday morning in Mumbai.


  • Former nurse Aruna Shanbaug lost her battle to life and passed away on Monday morning

  • She was brutally raped and harassed by a man

  • For 42-year she was lying like a vegetable in a hospital 

  • At the age of 66 she took her last breath in KEM Hospital in Mumbai

  • From past one week she was having facing breating problems and was on ventilator

  • Formalities have been completed to perform last rites with her body

  • An appeal has been made so that any of her relative can get in touch with the hospital

  • Shanbaug, who was supposed to get married to a doctor, was sexually assaulted and strangled by a sweeper on 27 November 1973

  • Her family had abandoned her for years after being asked to take her home.