Kidneys ‘stolen’ by doctors: HC orders DNA test of body

A Division Bench of the Calcutta High Court on Friday ordered DNA test to determine whether the kidneys inside the body of a woman lying in a morgue of a Kolkata hospital are hers.

The 26-year-old woman's family has alleged that doctors of Satyarani Memorial Nursing Home in Sonarpur had taken away the kidneys from her body when she was admitted October last.

Chief Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Joymlya Bagchi also directed for a fresh postmortem under the supervision of the principal of Calcutta Medical College and constituted a medical board to find the cause of death.

Aparna Sardar was admitted to the hospital on October 9 last after she complained of pain in abdomen. According to the family, the same night doctors performed a surgery on her without taking their consent. The doctors — Harasit Sarkar and S M Kumar — conducted another surgery on her on October 20, and this time too the family was kept in the dark.

As her condition deteriorated and the hospital refused to discharge her, the family lodged a complaint with police on November 28, but no action was taken, alleged the family. On November 30, Aparna died. A human rights organisation filed a petition in the High Court alleging that the police did not take action as there was "nexus between the Sonarpur police station and the nursing home". The petition apprehended that kidney was taken out of Aparna, which resulted in her death.

Today, police filed a report which stated that the two kidney were inside the body.

CID pulled UP for Tah murder probe

The Division Bench headed by Chief Justice Arun Mishra on Friday pulled up the CID for the release of the three persons named in the FIR in the killing of Pradip Tah, former CPM MLA, in Burdwan in February last. The Bench directed the CID to produce the three persons before the magistrate, who will decide their fate. The court also directed the SP of Burdwan to arrange security at Tah family residence.

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