Post-mortem debunks kidney theft claim

Post-mortem debunks kidney theft claim

“The post mortem on the body of Meenakshi conducted at M S Ramaiah Hospital revealed that the kidneys were intact. They were not removed as was alleged,” Malleswaram sub-division ACP S N Gangadhar said.

Meenaskhi was suffering from heart problem and had undergone angiogram. Meenaksh’s father Shankarappa noticed the marks on her body due to angiogram and concluded that the doctors at the St John’s Hospital had removed her kidneys. He owed Rs 65,000 to the hospital and was not in a position to pay it.

Someone misled him saying he could get huge compensation for his daughter’s death. Therefore, the theory of removal of kidneys was floated, police sources said. Shankarappa, a ragpicker and a heavy drinker shifted her three daughters to an orphanage at Chamarajpet nine months ago as he was unable to take care of them. Meenakshi took ill on November 9 and was shifted by the orphanage staff to the St John’s hospital.

The Forum for Street and Working Children, in a press release, clarified that the reports that appeared in a section of the media on the girl’s death, were absolutely wrong and a distorted version of the whole story.

Bike thief arrested
The J P Nagar police arrested Ashwath Narayan (24) of Ganganahalli village in Chikkaballapur district and recovered 26 bikes worth Rs 13 lakh. He had stolen the bikes by using duplicate keys from several areas like J P Nagar, Kodigehalli, Hebbal, Yelahanka, Yelahanka New Town and Devanahalli.