Although euthanasia is against the law in India, it is often carried out without any consequence to those involved.
“In southern India, relatives sometimes quietly kill their elders”
(Los Angeles Times — January 15, 2013)
The process often begins with an oil bath. In some cases, the parent is sick and in pain. In others, experts say, relatives want to gain control of the estate….Occasionally, those targeted get wind of it and flee. Others just accept their fate, experts said, even requesting thalaikoothal [euthanasia] done even it’s just a cold or minor sickness….”