BAHAWALPUR, Feb 27: Police on Tuesday arrested a man who allegedly got a kidney of his wife removed after she was hospitalised following a miscarriage.
According to complainant Samia Bibi, she went through the trauma of the miscarriage during her first pregnancy because of the physical torture by her husband Shakeel.
After her recovery, she was abandoned (but not divorced) by Shakeel and forced to live with her parents. There she fell ill and learnt about the kidney removal when she visited a doctor.
Her father arranged a `Panchayat’ where, she claimed, Shakeel confessed that he had sold the kidney and bought a tractor.
Samia lodged an FIR with Nowshehra Jadid police last week against her husband, father-in-law Ismaeel and two others for abetment. The three have already been arrested.
She told police that she was not aware of the hospital where her kidney was removed because she was unconscious following miscarriage. Law experts said the hospital and the doctor(s) were equally guilty if her claim was true.
The complainant has meanwhile been advised Intravenese PyleoGraphy (IVP) examination to ascertain the removal of kidney.
Bahawal Victoria Hospital acting medical superintendent Khalid Majid told Dawn that the victim was brought to hospital for medical examination. The radiologist on duty conducted an ultrasound test and advised her IVP.
The IVP, he added, was essential for the confirmation of her claim.
HERITAGE: In order to create awareness among the general public on heritage preservation, the museum management here has evolved a novel method to involve the masses by holding a thee-day spring festival on the museum premises from March 2.
Briefing newsmen on Tuesday, museum Director Hafiz Hussain Ahmed Madni along with Nasim Jaffery, Director, Alpina schools, a co-organiser, said that the festivities included competitions of national songs, speeches and model-making between school children, folk dance, horse dance, puppet show, food street, awareness walk and a flower show at Library Road
An interesting feature of the festival will be the development of a “desert village” depicting the life of Cholistan.
The director said that all the galleries of the museum would be given a new look to mark the occasion.