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Trapped into the racketeer’s web

Mohan Sapkota, 48, is one of the first two individuals, who got trapped into the tricks of kidney racketeers in Nepal. The racketeers had compelled him to sell his one kidney after taking to Tamilnad Hospital, India. However, they had managed to make a fake ID card with a different surname so as to prove a close relationship to the receiver. This happened in the year 1996. Since then many people in his village have been following the same fate. The racketeers have further spread to many other districts like Dhading, Rasuwa, Sindhupalchok, Nuwakot and Kathmandu, says Mohan. Since the law doesn’t allow one to sell their kidney, racketeers arrange fake documents to prove close relationships between the donors and receivers.

Mohan and his friend showing scars on their body.

Mohan’s house in Kavre. His house was severely damaged during April 2015 earthquake.

Mohan awaits for his friend at his friend’s temporary residence in Kathmandu.