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Duped: Man loses kidney, fails to get job

Jobless, Sashikant Pathak (40) donated his kidney for a civil servant's ailing son on the promise that his wife would be given a government job.

india Updated: Jul 23, 2010 02:17 IST
B. Vijay Murty

Jobless, Sashikant Pathak (40) donated his kidney for a civil servant's ailing son on the promise that his wife would be given a government job.

Now Pathak, his wife Sunaina, and their two minor children are on a hunger strike before the Jharkhand governor's house in Ranchi protesting the alleged breach of promise by the officer, who they say should be sent to jail.

Pathak, who is from the state's Giridih district, donated his kidney in 2007 to one of the sons of Mohammad Khajamuddin, district superintendent of education (DSE) in Garhwa, 80 km northwest of Ranchi. The DSE is under suspension now for dereliction of duty.

"A probe is on. Action will be taken if the charges are proved," a spokesman from the Governor's House told HT.

In 2007, when Sunaina did not get the job of assistant teacher, Khajamuddin agreed to push through her case. He had a condition — Pathak had to donate a kidney to the officer's son, Mohammad Shamim, who was on dialysis at Ranchi's Apollo Hospital.

Pathak said after he gave the kidney, "Khajamuddin even refused to see me".

Khajamuddin could not be reached for his comment.