Mumbai: Whistleblower Who Busted The Hiranandani Kidney Trafficking Racket Found Hanging

The Logical Indian Crew Maharashtra

January 16th, 2019 / 10:30 AM

Kidney Trafficking Racket Whistle Blower

Image Credit: The Indian Express

The 25-year-old whistle-blower who busted a major kidney racket in 2016, was found hanging at his residence in Diva, Mumbai on January 8. Sundar Singh Jadhav decomposed body was found hanging from the ceiling fan and the police said that no suicide note was found.

Jadhav was the key witness in the high-profile Hiranandani organ trafficking case which made several headlines at that time. The busting of the racket also led to the arrest of 14 people including the hospital’s CEO and five doctors, as reported by The Economic Times.


Jadhav was facing financial constraints

Kishor Pasalkar, a senior inspector from Mumbra police station told Mumbai Mirror that it cannot be said at this point that whether it is a suicide or something else. “We are awaiting the postmortem report. Prima facie it looks like he died two to three days ago. We have registered an Accidental Death Record and are investigating,” he added.

Jadhav lived in a one-room flat. He had set a pav-bhaji and vada pav store. He also did odd jobs, like that of a waiter to support himself. Jadhav hailed from Uttar Pradesh, moved to Mumbai in search of a job in 2008. He was the sole breadwinner and his two younger brothers were dependent on him and one of whom was mentally unstable, reported The Wire.

The police also said that he was also having troubles with his wife. His wife had left for Uttar Pradesh with their son.


Kidney racket

Jadhav was duped into giving up his kidney to a Delhi-based woman in 2016. He was promised Rs 5 lakh in return by the agent. Since as per Indian organ donation law, only relatives can donate organs and it also prohibits the exchange of money, Jadhav posed as the woman’s brother. After he gave his kidney, he was not paid in full. It was then that he dug deeper into this scam. This led him all the way to the prestigious Hiranandani hospital in Mumbai.

The organ transplant scam came in open on July 14, 2016. A team from the Powai Police Station barged into an operation theatre of the Hiranandani hospital where a kidney transplant was going on. The police got a tip-off from an activist that the recipient and the donor were not related. The activist, in turn, was alerted by Jadhav who had documents to prove doctor-agent nexus. He reportedly received threat calls and lived under constant fear. His health too suffered.


Also Read: Husband And In-Laws Sell Woman’s Kidney For Failure To Pay Dowry


Contributors

Written by : Shraddha Goled

Edited by : Bharat Nayak

Related Stories

Mumbai Laptop Police

Mumbai Police Went All The Way To UP To Find Stolen Laptop & Busted A Racket

Rescued From A Trafficking Racket At 13; This Girl Has Now Cracked CA Exam Without Help

Lucknow Fake Blood Racket

Lucknow: Racket Selling Adulterated Blood Busted By Special Task Force

Anti Trafficking Bill

Anti Trafficking Warrior Sunitha Krishnan’s Opinion On The Trafficking Of Persons (Prevention, Protection & Rehabilitation) Bill

“Action In 15 Days Or Let Me Kill Myself”: Mumbai Whistleblower Cop Writes To PM

WB: Another BJP Worker Killed In A Span Of 72 Hours; Body Found Hanging From A High-Tension Tower

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

“Lynching In Jharkhand Has Pained Me”: Modi Addresses NRC, Water Crisis & EVM Issue In Rajya Sabha

News

Around 54 Thousand Mangroves Will Be Cut To Build The Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project

News

TMC Leader Refunds Over Rs 2.25 Lakh Of ‘Cut-Money’ After Facing Protests

News

Govt To Levy Tax On Disability Pension Of Armed Force Personnel

Opinion

Over 3 Crore Cases Were Pending In Court Till 2017, There Is Solution To It If The Govt Intends To Address It

News

FIR Against 19 Villagers Protesting Against AES Deaths In Bihar For Blocking Highway

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.