Guwahati: In yet another shocking incident, a human organ trafficking racket that persuaded a man in debt to sell his kidney has come to light in Assam’s Tinsukia district.
Reportedly, this is the second case after Police last Monday busted an inter-state gang involved in the illegal trade of human organs in Assam’s Morigaon district.
Notably, poverty, micro-finance loan debts and the promise of easy money had pushed the man to sell the kidney.
One Arup Kumar Sinha of Tinsukia’s Sripuria claimed that he has been out of work since the lockdown began last year. Thus, in desperate need of money, he was bound to sell his kidney.
He was promised Rs 5 lakh, but got only a fraction of Rs 2.5 lakh only, stated Arup Kumar Sinha.
On the other hand, speaking to the media, Arup Kumar’s wife said that a woman named Pompi had approached several human organ racket gangs on behalf of the family, as they were debt-ridden to microfinance companies, including Bandhan Bank.
“My husband was bound to sell his kidney as we were debt-ridden. He went to Kolkata for his kidney transplant. He did his operation in the month of December 2020. Later, he came back to Assam in June this year. We were threatened by agents of the micro-finance companies, hence, took this step, out of fear,” said the wife of Arup Kumar.
It is to be noted that Arup Kumar Sinha, originally hails from Manipur, however, he has been residing in Tinsukia for the last 7 years as a tenant in Sripuria.
Meanwhile, Tinsukia police had detained Arup Kumar Sinha for questioning and have begun an investigation into the case.
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