Malkangiri police on Sunday started investigating the alleged kidney theft of a migrant worker, who underwent a surgery at Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh in 2014.
Two years ago, Irma Madkami of Titam village, 35km from Malkangiri, went to Vijayawada in search of work with the help of an agent and was engaged in digging borewells.
“I fell from a borewell digging vehicle and sustained injuries in my stomach. I was admitted to a hospital in Vijayawada and underwent an operation on April 23, 2014. I returned to my village as my condition deteriorated after the surgery. My employer gave me Rs 10, 000,” said Irma.
Seeing no improvement in his condition months after his return, his family took him to a local doctor who suspected that one of his kidneys had been removed.
“We were asked to conduct some tests, but couldn’t do so owing to financial problems. We suspect that at the time of operation in Vijayawada, the doctors removed his kidney,” said Irma’s father Samaru Madkami.
The matter, however, came to light on Saturday after some mediapersons visited the village and informed police about the incident.
Though no formal complaint has been registered in this connection, taking suo-moto cognizance of the case police have started probing the matter.
“Our officials had gone to the village to verify the medical reports of Irma. Necessary action will be taken once the investigation is complete,” said IIC of Malkangiri police station R K Das.
Samarau said they had no news about his younger son Kosa, who went to Andhra Pradesh in search of work about a year ago. “We appeal to the administration to help us get back our son,” he said.