Woman Writes To The President For Euthanasia To Son

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Kanpur: A woman from Kanpur wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday, seeking permission to euthanize her ten-year-old son suffering from skin cancer.

The doctor had diagnosed her son with skin cancer, and told her to come after 15 days, citing that he would be on a leave in the meanwhile.

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Later, he demanded a sum of Rs. 10,000, and refused treatment when Janaki told about her financial situation.She also approached the District Magistrate, Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma, district officer, collector and MLA of UP, Nilima Katiyar .

While her problem went unheard to most, MLA Katiyar wrote a letter to Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath requesting him to provide help from the state’s relief fund. The letter dated May 14, 2017 received no response from the chief minister.

With no income or home, Janaki was given shelter by Mahant Amarnathpuri, who has been supporting her for four years now.Ahead of the President’s visit to his hometown Kanpur, Janaki wrote the letter with the request to euthanize her son.

President Ram Nath Kovind will arrive Kanpur on September 15 on his first visit to Uttar Pradesh after assuming the high office, during which he will participate in a ‘Swachhta hi Sewa’ programme.