Odisha: Lockdown-Hit Man Trapped By Kidney Racketeers, Sabyasachi Comes To Rescue

Bhubaneswar: A kidney sale and purchase racket operating through Whats App has come to the fore. The misreants are trapping financially ravaged people with lucrative offers of upto Rs 3 crore for a kidney. According to one of the vicitms Somnath Gahan, of Rajkanika in Kendrapada district, this racket is operating from Delhi.

The matter came to limelight after Somnath shared his poor financial condition with Odia actor Sabyasachi Mishra through Twitter. He informed Sabyasachi about the intentions to sell a kidney and salvage his family from the neck-deep loan burden.

In a conversation with the actor (shared in this story below) Somnath said that he was asked to come to Delhi for the surgery and subsequently the compensation, amounting to Rs 3 crore. He had taken a loan of Rs 2 lakh and started a fast food centre near a shopping mall here in February.

“My budding business was grounded by the lockdown scrouge. I could not recover the security deposit. The financers started demanding their money back. I was very worried about my wife, newborn baby and parents. At this moment I saw an Ad on a social media site, for kidney sale,” said Somnath in the conversation with Sabyasachi.

The actor educated Somanth that sale of organs is banned and completely illegal. “It is really to see that during a crisis like this there are people taking advantage of someone’s poverty. I advised Somnath to immediately file a police complaint in this matter,” said Sabyasachi in a video released for the public.

Known for his yeoman service for the during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sabyasachi also assured Somanth to sort out some way to resume his fast food business. “I will also report the matter to senior police personnel, to  support Somnath’s complaint,” he added.

Sabyasachi & Somnath's Conversation

Sabyasachi Mishra, Actor, Odia Film Industry