Kolkata (February 08, 2018): An Indian woman’s husband and brother-in-law have been arrested after she told police they stole one of her kidneys in lieu of a dowry.
Late in 2017, two separate medical examinations revealed she was in fact missing one of her kidneys.
She alleges that her husband had frequently made demands for a dowry.The payment of dowries – traditionally paid from a bride’s family to a husband’s – has been banned in India since 1961.
The alleged victim, Rita Sarkar, said she had been the victim of domestic abuse over the dowry issue for many years. “My husband took me to a private nursing home in Kolkata, where he and the medical staff told me that I would be fine after removing my inflamed appendix through surgery.