A woman from Bihar travelled all the way to Delhi to sell her kidney so that she could give the money to her boyfriend who had demanded nearly Rs 2 lakh for marrying her.
The doctors at the hospital, where she had come for a surgery, called the women’s helpline number suspecting her to be a part of an illegal kidney racket.
When members of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) reached the hospital, the 21-year-old woman narrated her ordeal to them. The woman, divorced once, came to Delhi to sell her kidney as her boyfriend had asked for Rs 1.8 lakh to marry her.
She lived with her parents in Bihar following the divorce when she befriended a neighbour. The woman’s parents were against her wish to marry the neighbour. The 21-year-old, therefore, left her parents’ home and travelled to Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh where her boyfriend worked.
According to the 21-year-old, her boyfriend agreed to marry her but demanded money from her. She decided to sell one of her kidneys at a government hospital and travelled to Delhi. A DCW member advised her to file a police complaint against her boyfriend but she refused to do so.
Subsequently, the woman went back to Bihar with her parents. The DCW, however, has informed the Bihar Women Commission of the case and requested the latter to help the girl take criminal action against her boyfriend.
Via, India today