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A homemaker in Murshidabad’s Lalgola has lodged a police complaint, accusing her husband and in-laws of getting her right kidney removed in exchange for money on the pretext of an appendicitis operation at a Calcutta nursing home two years back. .

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Rita Haldar, 28, lodged the complaint with the Farakka police on February 2, naming her husband, Biswajit Sarkar, mother-in-law and brother-in-law. .

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When the woman had complained of an abdomen pain two years ago, Sarkar discussed the matter with his mother and brother and took her to Calcutta for treatment. .

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“Before going to the doctor in Calcutta, we had put up at a relative’s house. I was given soft drink at the home, after which I felt drowsy. We went to a nursing home to consult the doctor who told me that I needed immediate operation for appendicitis. .

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The next day, I was operated on,” said Rita. After a few months, the homemaker started feeling unwell. “I went to Siliguri to visit a cousin. I started having a lower back pain and visited a doctor at the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH) who prescribed an ultra-sonography. .

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The USG revealed my right kidney is missing. I was shattered,” said Rita. The woman who has an 11-year-old son underwent another USG at a nursing home in Malda and confirmed that her right kidney was missing. .

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The USG reports also revealed that Rita’s left kidney had become enlarged. “Doctors at the NBMCH told me that there was infection in the left kidney,” said Rita. .

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Inspector-in-charge of Farakka, Udayshankar Ghosh, said: “We have charged three persons with attempt to murder and bride torture.” The tradition of marriage dowry, paid by the bride’s family, persists in many parts of India.

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