The hospital management, however, are making frantic efforts to trace service records of Aruna, who was seen as the face of a debate on euthanasia and whose death after the gruelling ordeal was deeply mourned across the nation.

"We are trying to find out the details of Aruna's service. Since this incident took place 42 years back no one knows about the status of her job,"said  Hospital Dean, Dr Avinash Supe.

Asked how many days it may take to trace her service record, Supe said, "It will take probably one week. "

The officials are checking whether Aruna had been relieved from the job after she fell victim to the sexual assault in 1973 or she remained an employee till her retirement date, a hospital official, requesting anonymity, said.

Aruna was assumed to be on the payroll of the hospital till 2006, when she was to retire had she been working at KEM normally, the official said.They are also trying to find out her salary details besides such service benefits such as provident fund, in case she was not relieved from her job.

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