Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Hospital workers selling organs of dead bodies for high prices in Uttar Pradesh

In a shocking revelation, the employees of the post-mortem house at the medical college hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut town, about 450 kilometres from here, were found to be "selling" organs of the dead bodies, which were sent there for conducting autopsies.

It was found that the organs were sold to the "tantriks" (exorcists) and practitioners of occultism for hefty prices. A sting operation, conducted by a resident of the town, unearthed the shameful and shocking trade.

Kapil Kumar, who conducted the sting operation, said that the employees at the post mortem house auctioned the organs of the dead bodies to the tantriks and occult practitioners. "The organs were sold to the highest bidders," Kumar said.

He said that the "hearts" of the dead bodies were in great demand and fetched the highest price.

Kumar also said that the employees told him that the "organ trade" was in the knowledge of the senior officials and the doctors. "The money goes to all," Kumar said quoting one of the employees, who, sold him an organ.

As the sting operation video went viral, the district authorities went into a tizzy. A magisterial inquiry was later ordered into the matter. "It is a very serious issue...a magisterial probe has been ordered...we will take stern action against any one found guilty," district magistrate Pankaj Yadav said.

Exorcism was quite common in parts of the state and could be witnessed at some of the ghats of the Ganges at Varanasi and at places Gorakhpur, Mirzapur and some other districts.

There have been reports of sacrifice of little children by the "tantriks" to attain "supernatural" power or trace some hidden treasure.

Tuesday 7 July 2015



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