Major racket in kidney sale busted

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Mumbai, Oct 9 (UNI) The city police today claimed to have busted a major racket in kidney sale and have arrested five people, including a doctor from Chennai, yesterday in this connection.

Addressing mediapersons here, Joint Commissioner of Police Rakesh Maria said the Crime Branch Unit-III had received information that a group of people were involved in luring poor and unemployed youth to sell their kidneys. They were being offered between Rs three to four lakh for the purpose.

Mr Maria said the police had traced one Jeetu Vithal Borkar (26) from Ghatla Village at Chembur in northeast Mumbai who had donated a kidney to one woman hailing from Ahmedabad.

Borkar, an unemployed youth, told the police that an agent had initially offered him between Rs three to four lakh for one kidney and he was operated in a Chennai hospital. However, after the operation, he was paid only Rs 25,000. When he demanded more money, he was threatened that his other kidney too would be removed, Mr Borkar told the police.

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