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Police in the Indian state of West Bengal have arrested two brothers for what they fraudulently sold a kidney of the wife of one of them. It happened after the woman learned the truth and went to the police, reports Hindustan Times.
The victim 28-year-old Rita Sarkar said that about two years ago she started having abdominal pain. “My husband took me to a private nursing home in Calcutta, where he and the medical staff told me that everything will be fine after surgery to remove the inflamed Appendix”, she explained.
However, after that the pain didn’t stop and even became stronger. The husband forbade his wife to speak to anyone about past operations, and not allowed to see a doctor. In the end, the doctors three months ago took relatives from parents. Doctors during the inspection found that Rita is missing the right kidney.
“Then I understood why the husband begged me to keep quiet about the operation. He sold my kidney, because my family could not meet his demand of dowry,” said the woman.
The police, she filed an application against the wife of Biswajit, as well as his brother and mother. The men were arrested on 5 February and mother-in-law managed to escape. During the interrogation, the relatives confessed that the kidney was allegedly sold to a businessman in Chhattisgarh.
Reportedly, almost all 12 years of marriage, her in-laws harassed and humiliated a woman for a small dowry.
The government of India passed a Law banning the dowry more than half a century ago, in 1961. However, this practice still persists, particularly in rural areas.
Earlier it was reported that in a small Indian village a man pretending to be a doctor, HIV has infected at least 21 people. He “treated” his patients for colds, coughs and diarrhea using dirty syringes and needles.
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