Hyderabad, apr 16 UNI | 4 months ago

Andhra Pradesh Police today launched an investigation into a suspected Colombo-based kidney racket following a death of Hyderabad-based youth in Sri Lanka.

Based on a complaint filed by one Ganesh, brother of the deceased Dinesh Kumar Maru with Central Crime Station (CCS) here, alleging that his brother died due to removal of kidney from his body in colombo on March 30, a case was registered and probing is on, according to a top police official here tonight.

The 26-year-old Dinesh, a resident of Kishanbagh in Hyderabad, left for Colombo for a job on March 22 and called up his family members here saying that he was in the Sri Lankan capital along with two others, police said.

However, on March 30, the Sri Lankan police informed Ganesh that his brother was dead and that he can collect his body from the Colombo general hospital.

The body was subsequently brought to Hyderabad on April 3 after Ganesh contacted the Indian Embassy in Sri Lanka and the last rites were also conducted.

"The autopsy report had stated cardiac arrest as the reason behind Dinesh's death. However, the complainant suspected this version saying that his brother was only 26 years old.

Ganesh, who suspected that a kidney racket led to his brother's death, lodged a complaint with CCS Police, which has taken up the investigation.

Only after a thorough probe into the matter, will be known whether the kidney was removed or not, the police official added.

(Posted on 17-04-2014)