Guwahati: In a shocking incident, a huge human organ trafficking racket has been exposed in Morigaon district of Assam.
Although the key accused Ramen Medhi surrendered in front of police, but, the mastermind behind this racket, identified as Plaban Borthakur, is still at large.
The police have also arrested a women in connection with the case.
The incident came into light after the police received a secret information that many poor villagers of Dharamtul were being sent to Kolkata and other big cities with an intention to harvest their organs.
Reportedly, a section of “kidney donors” have gone on record that they were lured by the racketeers to donate one of their kidneys in lieu of money and taken to a hospital in Kolkata for the required surgical procedures.
The victims also alleged that they were duped as the entire amount promised has not been paid while admitting receipt of amounts varying from Rs 1,5 lakh to Rs 3 lakh paid by the middleman.
Some of the “donors” claimed that the racketeers promised to pay Rs 5 lakh for each kidney which speaks volumes about the high stakes involved in the racket.