Human organ traffiking: Husband arrested for stealing wifeโ€™s kidney – and she didnโ€™t even know it

An international underground trade in kidneys is a booming business in India, with some 2000 being harvested and sold all over the world each year.

IT all seemed normal enough.

At first.

Rita Sarkar felt a spearing pain in her abdomen.

She thought it may be appendicitis.

So Rita, of West Bengal, asked her husband to take her to a doctor.

Biswajit Sarkar, a cloth merchant, eagerly agreed.

He took her some distance to a clinic in Kolkata. There, medical staff told her she needed an urgent appendectomy.

Rita went under the knife the next day.

But then her husband began to behave a little odd.

โ€œMy husband warned me not to disclose the surgery in Kolkata to anyone,โ€ Rita told theย Hindustan Times.

He kept her confined to her house for several months after the procedure.

But her health did not improve.

Her pain was getting worse.

For 18 months, she pleaded with her husband to be taken to a doctor again.

Strangely, he refused.

Then, about three months ago, her family spirited the 28-year-old away to a local medical clinic.

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