The 25-year-old accused had himself sold off his kidney in Sri Lanka years ago to overcome financial woes before getting into the racket.
Telangana Police busted an international kidney racket that was spread across Sri Lanka and Turkey. The police held an MBA graduate for duping patients on the promise of delivering a kidney for lakhs of rupees.
According to a release from Hyderabad Police, a complaint was lodged against the accused in 2019 by the victim alleging that he had collected Rs 34 lakh with a promise to arrange for a kidney through his sources in Sri Lanka or Turkey and took copies of passports of his family members. However, after collecting the amount the accused failed to get a donor and vanished, police said adding a case was registered under relevant IPC sections.
After taking money, instead of arranging for kidney donors, the accused splurged on himself at casinos in Sri Lanka.
He found preys on social media through personal contacts. He would collect anywhere between Rs 30 and 50 lakhs from rich patients for the surgery, police said. After negotiating with the patients he would inform his contacts in Sri Lanka and Turkey, who in turn would arrange for their travel, accommodation and surgeries at some hospitals in these countries, they added.
Accused has been identified as D Shanmukha Pavan Srinivas, a resident of Vanasthalipuram in Hyderabad.
The 25-year-old accused had himself sold off his kidney in Sri Lanka to overcome financial woes before getting into the racket. He got in touch with some doctors after which he got involved in the racket.