Partially paralysed man seeks permission for euthanasia
COIMBATORE: A 45-year-old man from Coimbatore has sought permission from the State government for euthanasia and offered to donate his organs for the needy. The man, who worked as a painter, had fallen down from a building, after which his lower body stopped functioning. Earlier in October, the Supreme Court reserved its verdict on 'living will' in cases of passive euthanasia. The petitioner in the case argued before the court that the right to die peacefully was part of right to life guaranteed under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution. A five-judge constitution bench of the top court, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, was hearing the case.