Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 13:
Padmini Nayak, the so called donor of kidney of the controversial transplantation that took place in Apollo Hospital, Bhubaneswar recently today confirmed that she had indeed sold her kidney for ‘big money’ and that there is a regular kidney sale racket operating in Odisha.
The documents produced by the beneficiary patient as well as the hospital authorities, in connection with the kidney transplant. however made it appear as if it were a case of voluntary organ donation.
“I have sold my kidney to repay loans which I had incurred to meet family expenses. Yes, a racket operates behind kidney sales. A woman called Sharmistha had lured me into the deal by promising Rs 3 lakh. I was first given Rs 50,000 and later another Rs 2,000. Fake documents were prepared by them for the deal”, revealed Padmini Nayak in an interview to Kanak TV.
Meanwhile, while confirming involvement of a racket run by at least three persons in the alleged kidney sale, twin city Commissioner of Police Dr RP Sharma today said one woman identified as Sharmistha has been arrested.
He said the police is on the lookout for the other two persons.