Doctor promised kidney donor, duped of 10 lakh in Delhi

They were part of an organised racket that was in touch with over 50 people who needed medical treatment in Delhi
Joint commissioner of police (crime) Alok Kumar said that they arrested the two men after investigating a cheating case registered on the complaint of Mumbai surgeon Dr Rajiv Chandra. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Joint commissioner of police (crime) Alok Kumar said that they arrested the two men after investigating a cheating case registered on the complaint of Mumbai surgeon Dr Rajiv Chandra. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Oct 28, 2021 05:41 AM IST
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The Delhi Police crime branch on Wednesday said they arrested two men for allegedly duping a Mumbai-based surgeon of 10 lakh by claiming to arrange a kidney donor for him in Delhi. The police said the two cheated at least five other people in Delhi and other states, including Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, using the same modus operandi.

They were part of an organised racket that was in touch with over 50 people who needed medical treatment in Delhi. At least two suspects in the case are on the run, the police said.

Joint commissioner of police (crime) Alok Kumar said that they arrested the two men after investigating a cheating case registered on the complaint of Mumbai surgeon Dr Rajiv Chandra, who was duped of 10 lakh by the racketeers. Chandra is suffering from congenital kidney disease, for which he needed a transplant. However, none of the doctor’s relatives could donate a kidney, said the joint CP.

Chandra came across an advertisement that offered a kidney donor and transplant at a leading hospital in Delhi. His friend contacted one Karan, who promised to arrange a kidney donor and said the transplant would cost 22 lakh. The doctor paid 4.5 lakh in advance and paid another 5.5 lakh on September 16. After taking the money, Karan switched off his phone and fled. “We found that Karan’s real name was Vipin Kumar. We laid a trap and arrested him on October 19 from Kanpur. His interrogation led to the arrest of his associate, Rohit Kumar Yadav, from Pratapgarh in UP,” the joint CP added.

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