Fear of kidney theft baseless

Cuttack: The alleged kidney theft case in a private nursing home has taken a curious turn with the city Deputy Commissioner of Police(DCP) refuting the allegations after receiving the post-mortem report of the deceased child Srijeet Dash. The family members and residents of Nehrupalli, mostly rehabilitated leprosy patients, however, staged demonstrations in front of the collectorate demanding action against the accused and compensation to the parents of Srijeet.

The parents and residents of Nehrupalli today carried the body of Srijeet to the collectorate to stage demonstration in demand of the arrest of the accused and compensation to the family members of the victim of alleged kidney theft. City Congress workers joined the protests. Said Mamata Dash, mother of the deceased child,"The accused persons have not been arrested. We are poor and demand compensation."

In the afternoon, the Cuttack DCP, S Praveen Kumar strongly refuted the allegations of kidney manipulation. On receipt of the post-mortem report, Praveen Kumar said that both the kidneys of Srijeet were in place and there was no question of kidney theft.

Three-and-half-year-old Srijeet who had sustained born injuries on his left hand about one and half yerar back was on Wednesday admitted to the Jagannath Hospital and Research Centre at Professor Para for plastic surgery. He died under mysterious circumstances on Thursday. His parents and residents of Nehrupalli on seeing cut marks on his lower abdomen suspected that the child died due to kidney manipulation in the nursing home.