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Kidney Trade Raises Its Ugly Head Yet Again

by Savitha C Muppala on August 9, 2008 at 8:44 AM
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Kidney Trade Raises Its Ugly Head Yet Again

Five people have been taken into custody in Assam, after police got wind of a growing kidney racket between Assam and Tamilnadu.

What has come to light following the arrest is the manner in which the gang lured poor people with huge sums of money, in return for their kidney. The target was always poor people of the category of rickshaw pullers or daily wage workers.

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The police had received a tip off from a rickshaw puller who had allegedly been hoodwinked by the gang; apparently he had donated his kidney but had not received any money. The agent, Jiten Malakar, was in charge of attracting poor people to donate their kidney for a sum of 2 lakh.

Two city hospitals conduct preliminary tests after which the patients are sent to Tamilnadu for transplantation. Malakar also told the police that this racket has been going on for 4 years between Assam and Tamilnadu. Malakar has been apprehended by the police.
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The three men in police custody have confessed to selling their kidneys to people they did not know after an operation at Coimbatore hospital. Police suspect the hand of doctors and hospitals in both Assam and Tamilnadu. However, with the information provided by Malakar, police are tracing the whereabouts of Raju Ali, the chief of the gang and the brain behind this racket.

A case has been registered under Sections 120 (A), 316, 307 IPC and Sections 18, 19 and 20 of Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994.

Source: Medindia
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