Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 12 ( BPNS)
‘Kindey, Liver for sale’, this was a board that appeared in front of a house at Manacaud, Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday. People first thought that it was a prank by someone or to troll the government or something like that.
Two phone numbers were also provided on the board. When called, the numbers that was provided along with the advertisement in the board, it was found to be genuine. The man who had put up the board was Santhosh Kumar (50), of Manacaud Puthen Road.
Santosh said that he was having a job in a fruit shop and had an accident while lifting the sack and had to undergo treatment. He did not have money for the treatment and wanted to sell half a cent of land at Manacaud junction. However, there was a dispute with his brother over the half-cent of the land.
His brother told media persons that the property was in the name of their mother and now in the name of six siblings including Santhosh.
Santhosh said that his wife took some tuition classes for children but after Covid 19, this also got struck and students did not come to the class.
In such tough conditions, the family said that they did not have any other means other than selling their vital organs.
Several people have come out with comments against the Kerala government and the state over a family being forced to sell their vital organs for a living.