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Another Kidney Sale Case Surfaces

A fourth case of kidney sale has surfaced in the Twin City with a transport firm employee alleging that he was tricked into donating his organ to his employer’s sister at a hospital in Kolkata

Published: 13th July 2014 08:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th July 2014 08:36 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR:  A fourth case of kidney sale has surfaced in the Twin City with a transport firm employee alleging that he was tricked into donating his organ to his employer’s sister at a hospital in Kolkata.

The donor, Bulu Behera’s wife lodged a complaint at Bidanasi police station on Saturday but since the jurisdiction of the incident was in Bhubaneswar, the matter has been transferred to the Capital. The incident reportedly took place last year.

According to the complaint, Bulu who worked for a transport company located under Badagada police limits here was taken to the hospital in Kolkata where he was asked to undergo certain medical tests. A few days later, he woke up in the hospital only to realise that his kidney has been removed and transplanted on his employer’s sister.

Police Commissioner RP Sharma confirmed that the complaint has been received. “We have to investigate the matter to ascertain the claims and proceed accordingly,” he said.

As per the complaint, in August 2013, Bulu was requested by his employer to escort him to Kolkata to lend a hand with the treatment of the latter’s sister who was indisposed.

Initially, Bulu’s wife Jyotsna did not agree to the request but yielded after she was persuaded on the ground that her husband’s blood group matched with that of the woman and if need arose, he could donate blood.

Once he went to the hospital, he was asked to submit his voter ID card for undergoing some tests for blood donation. A few days later, he regained consciousness and found himself admitted to the hospital.

When Bulu returned home, his wife found Bulu extremely weak

and confronted the transport firm owner. She was reportedly informed that one of Bulu’s kidney had been removed and transplanted on his sister. The Beheras were also paid Rs 20,000 in cash and assured other support in the future. However, later, Bulu was fired from his job. The victim is reported to have filed a written complaint with Human Rights Commissions of Odisha as well as West Bengal seeking justice.

Things took a turn when a few days back, some people visited his Tulasipur home and issued threats if he disclosed the matter.

This is the fourth such case in last six months. As per human organ transplant laws, permission from the State Level Authorisation Committee is mandatory for unrelated donor and recipients.



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