Attempted #Rape and #Murder of Medical Intern on Duty in #Hospital in #Assam

Dibrugarh, Assam, May 11, 2014

Nurses found the body of Dr Sarita Tasniwal at 8 am Friday on a bed in the doctor’s resting room inside the ICU of The Assam Medical College Hospital with a disposable surgical knife stuck on the left side of her neck. Sarita had been working the night shift from 10 pm Thursday and was last seen at 5:30 am Friday when she went to the doctor’s rest room. The ICU’s ward attendant, Khiru Mech, confessed to having killed Sarita, police said. Police suspect that Mech may have attempted to rape her.

Dr. Sarita’s case is a terrible reminder of the high  profile case of Aruna Shanbaug, a nurse at the King Edwards Memorial Hospital in Bombay, who while on duty in 1973 was choked with a dog chain, and sodomized by a male ward attendant. The attack left her paralyzed and in a vegetative state. Like Dr. Sarita Tasniwal, Aruna was also to get married to another doctor shortly. After Aruna’s family abandoned her, the hospital has taken care of her for the last 40 years. There have been numerous petitions made for euthanasia in Aruna’s case, but they’ve been turned down.

aruna shanbaug



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