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Kidney racket: No trace of absconding doctor couple

india Updated: Mar 19, 2013 01:06 IST
Prabhu Razdan
Prabhu Razdan
Hindustan Times
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Nearly two months after a woman lodged a complaint that her right kidney went missing after her gall bladder surgery, the police are yet to trace the doctor couple accused in the case.

The police raided the couple's residences in Delhi in the last two days but could not trace them.

"We have raided Kirti Nagar, the Delhi residence of Dr Meenakshi Tewatia, wife of Dr Raj Singh, but the accused duo were not there," cops investigating the kidney scam said, adding their other houses in Palwal and Hassanpur were also raided.

The police sealed their nursing home in Hassanpur in Palwal district and seized the ultrasound machine. "We have authentic proof to nail the doctor couple in this case. The search is on and we are hopeful of arresting them soon," superintendent of police Palwal Jagat Singh Hooda said.

Farzana, 26, of Mahru Nangla village in Palwal had lodged a complaint on January 24 this year, saying she had gone to a private nursing home near Hassanpur for a check-up after she felt a pain in her abdomen in October, last year.

"Dr Raj Singh Tewatia and his wife Dr Meenakshi Tewatia advised me for an operation for gall-bladder stones and I was operated upon on November 1, 2012 in their nursing home," Farzan said. "After staying in the clinic for nine days, I was discharged but the problem persisted," she added.

"When approached again, the doctor couple took the matter casually and I got myself checked at a nursing home in Meerut where my parents live. I was shocked when the doctors told me that my right kidney was missing," she said.

The police registered a case under various provisions of IPC, including Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994 against the doctor couple and arrested two medical assistants of the nursing home.