DIBRUGAH, July 28 - In a shocking incident, one Dipankar Das (36) of Shantipara Ashok Path here was reportedly duped into signing forms and documents in Kolkata in an inebriated condition before reportedly getting one of his kidneys removed from his body sans his knowledge.
The victim was also reportedly threatened and offered money by the kingpin Ram Kishore Bhagat, his neighbour to conceal the matter. He was kept confined in a flat in Kolkata for about five months and on arrival to his home town was forced into a hotel in the town for accommodation. The racket came to light after the victim started disclosing the ordeal to his friends and neighbours after reaching home here on Wednesday.
The modus operandi as per an FIR lodged at Sadar Police Station here by the victim, Bhagat promised him to obtain a heavy vehicle driving licence from Dimapur, Nagaland. He was taken to Dimapur in October last where he was asked to prepare some documents of Dimapur, including Aadhar card, to obtain the licence. After submitting photos and other documents there, the duo returned to Dibrugarh.
Later, on the pretext of medical examination, Bhagat took Dipankar to Kolkata in early March. There they were welcomed by one Dipak Das, a resident of Lumti Colony, Dimapur, whom Dipankar had met during his visit to Nagaland. Dipak took both Bhagat and Dipankar to a flat at Mukundapur, Dinesh Nagar in Kolkata. It was here, Dipankar received allegedly fake new birth certificate, Aadhar card, voter card, civilian card, school certificate and false death certificates of his parents from Dipak. The identity of Bhagat was also changed to Dulal Das by faking documents and the victim was reportedly asked to call Ram Kishore as Dulal Das thereafter.
The victim was not allowed to move out from the flat and talk to anyone. Dipak and Bhagat used to offer the victim drinks and certain pills during his stay there. Finally on July 3, Dipankar was admitted to NH Rabindranath Tagore Hospital by Dipak and Bhagat (Dulal Das) who acted as his brothers. The victim was reportedly told by his so-called guardians that he had liver problem and needed surgery. It was only on July 5, when the victim started experiencing pain on the left side of his abdomen, he enquired the attending nurses and was told that one of his kidneys was removed.
The victim has alleged that his kidney was removed and transplanted into Dipak Das of Dimapur. The victim said he was threatened when he protested and asked not to tell anyone about the matter. Bhagat brought back Dipankar to Dibrugarh on July 25 and put him into a hotel. However, he managed to get out of the hotel and reached his home. When Bhagat found out that neighbours had come to know about the racket, he promised to pay the victim Rs 2 lakh to keep him silent. He had paid Rs 49,000 as advance.
Bhagat, who has gone missing now, was reportedly beaten up by his neighbours on learning about the racket. The local men helped Dipankar, reportedly an orphan, lodge the FIR at the police station.