Two booked for forcing debt-strapped youth to sell his kidney

November 1st, 2008 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Nov 1 (IANS) Two moneylenders in Varanasi have been booked for forcing a youth to sell his kidney to recover a loan from him, a police official said Saturday.”Rajesh Goswami, a resident of Manduadeeh locality in Varanasi, has alleged that two moneylenders forcibly took him to Madras (Chennai) and got one of his kidneys removed this month,” district police chief Vijay Prakash told IANS on phone.

Varanasi is over 200 km from the Uttar Pradesh capital here.

The police have registered a case under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the two moneylenders, who are on the run, he added.

According to the police, a few years back, Goswami, who was unemployed, had taken nearly Rs.12,000 from the moneylenders on condition that the loan would be paid back within six months.

“However, as Goswami could not clear the debt, the moneylenders started threatening him and his family with dire consequences,” inspector A.K Singh told IANS.

In order to recover their loan alongwith the interest, the duo this month forcibly took Goswami to Chennai and got one his kidneys removed, he added.

Goswami complained to the police Friday.

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