Teen, troubled by father-mother feud, seeks permission to end life
15-year-old sends letter to the President requesting euthanasia. The President sent it to the PMO, which forwarded it to the Bhagalpur administration for action
A boy in Bhagalpur district of Bihar has written a letter to the President asking that he be allowed to end his life. The President’s office has sent the letter of the 15-year-old boy to the Prime Minister's Office, which in turn forwarded it to the Bhagalpur administration. The PMO has asked district officials to investigate and take appropriate action in this matter.
The boy, who currently lives in Jharkhand, is reportedly upset because of a dispute between his parents. His father is a government official there. The boy's mother works in a bank in Patna.
Reason for euthanasia
Officials said that the boy had requested euthanasia in his letter to the President about two months ago. His parents' quarrel had had an impact on his schooling. He claimed that anti-social elements were threatening to call his father suffering from cancer, at the behest of his mother. Officials say that an investigation is underway and appropriate action will be taken.
According to officials, the father's family is blaming the mother for the bad blood between the parents. They said that the parents had filed cases against each other over accusations of extramarital affairs.
[Autotranslated from Hindi]