Kidney racket: victim’s kin say cops shielding accused
Nearly a month after a local doctor couple was accused of removing a woman’s kidney, the victim’s family has alleged that the cops are deliberately going slow in the case to shield the accused. The doctor couple is absconding.india Updated: Apr 05, 2013 23:57 IST
Nearly a month after a local doctor couple was accused of removing a woman’s kidney, the victim’s family has alleged that the cops are deliberately going slow in the case to shield the accused. The doctor couple is absconding.
“We suspect that the police are trying to hush up the case as we are poor people who cannot follow up on the case. Else, why would they take so much time to nab them?” said Irshad, husband of Farzana, the victim.
Irshad said the family won’t rest till they see the accused behind bars. “If doctors resort to such unethical practices, who will trust them?” he wondered.
The police, however, brushed aside these claims and said they were doing their best to nab the couple. “There is no pressure on us to go slow on this case,” Virendra Singh, DSP, Hodal said.
“The whereabouts of the two doctors are still unknown though we had traced the brother of one of the two a few days ago, but could not question him.”
The couple — Dr Raj Singh and his wife Dr Meenakshi Tewatia — had allegedly removed Farzana’s kidney when she had undergone a surgery for gallstones on November 1, 2012. PGI Rohtak had confirmed that one of Farzana’s kidneys was missing, after which the police had registered a case under various provisions of the IPC in March 13, 2013 against them.
The couple used to run a nursing home in Faridabad’s Hassanpur in district Palwal. Two of their medical assistants have already been arrested in the case.
First Published: Apr 05, 2013 23:54 IST