Aruna Shanbaug, the former nurse at KEM hospital, who was lying in a vegetative state for past 40 years, finally breathed her last this morning. The doctors at KEM hospital say that she was battling with pneumonia for the last six days. According to reports, Aruna was brutally assaulted by sweeper, Sohanlal Bartha Valmiki. To pin her down during the act, Valmiki had used a dog chain around her neck and almost strangulated her, causing serious damage to her brain cells and reducing her to a vegetative state. Since then, the hospital nurses had taken it upon themselves to attend to her every need. They had also vehemently fought for her right to live, after a euthanasia plea was filed in Supreme Court.
Several B-town celebs took to the microblogging site, Twitter to offer their condolences-