Dr. Horror - nabbed
February 9, 2008 8:03am CST
The global manhunt for "Dr. Horror" came to a dramatic end in a jungle resort in Nepal , even as his wife in Brampton, Canada, denied he's the mastermind behind a massive kidney-trafficking ring. Amit Kumar, accused of harvesting hundreds of kidneys from poor, unsuspecting Indians, was arrested by Nepalese police shortly after he checked into a resort hotel in the remote Chitwan National Park at the foot of the Himalayan mountains. This doctor is accused to be the ringleader of a massive trafficing ring in human kidneys. Poor people in India were either persuaded to part with a kidney for money, or were forced to do so sometimes at gun point. The kidneys were then implanted in wealthy patrons who could pay for them. For the whole story here is the link:http://www.thestar.com/article/301692 How low can human beings sink is my question. The other point I would like to make is, no matter where criminals hide, with modern communications and the internet eventually they will be caught. What are your thoughts?
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9 Feb 08
i think that its indeed very wrong to do such a thing, even though there is a big shortage of organs.(at least, there is in Holland). I think that if he would've been telling them what he did, and maybe offered them a good amount of money, and allowing them to choose, it would've been a good man. But right now, i just think as you do: he's the lowest sunk scum around.
10 Feb 08
im an indian and i no of wats happenin. the news iz on the frontpage evryday. dr seems 2 argue that he had told the patients bfor transplantation and given tham betn 50000-100000 fr their kidneys. dont no if he iz tellin the truth bt his say can be corect. ask the relatives of the ppl whom he sold the kidneys 2. he probably iz ther god
10 Feb 08
I do believe this activity is illegal in India as well. It is morally wrong to exploit the poorest of the poor. Don't you think so? It is in the papers here in Canada as well, since that is were he lived with his wife and children. Some people report they got paid $ 1500 for their kidney. Others say they were never told and woke up without one, others say they were forced at gunpoint. So we don't know who is telling the truth. In any case it is not right to do such a thing.
9 Feb 08
That is a very sick man. I am glad he got caught. I am not happy with his wife still siding with him even if he knows his husband is at fault here. Why does she let this things affect her and especially her kids. She should live a life without a man like this for her kids sake. I would never side my husband on anything as bad as this. Evil does gets their way but they get to pay for it in the end. Evil always loses.
10 Feb 08
Well, I am glad too he was caught and hopefully he will pay for his evil deeds. You know, I was also thinking about his wife. Maybe she did not really know what he was doing. Supposedly he had all this property in India, hotels and guest houses and he was a surgeon. He travelled to India frequently on business, so he said. She got married to him 10 years ago in an arranged marriage when she was only 18. He is quite a bit older. Maybe she was just happy with the huge house and the car that cost $ 65.000 She had probably never worked in her life and had no idea how hard it is to make money. I hope she leaves him now that she knows the truth and makes a life for herself and the two boys.
9 Feb 08
While I am happy that he has been found and arrested, I wonder how long it will be before he gets convicted. Will he be granted bail and continue to enjoy a comfortable life while the Indian Judicial system slowly tries to work its way into convicting him. I expect it to be years before he is convicted.
9 Feb 08
Well, it could be a long time. I am also not sure how it affects his Canadian status. He did not commit the crimes in Canada, so he cannot be tried here but if he is a Canadian Citizen, not born in Canada but aquired citizenship he could be stripped of it. But what about his children? they are born here. He sure made a mess of things, all driven by greed of money. Sad.
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9 Feb 08
" How low can human beings sink is my question." In my study and research into economics I have formulated exactly one law of economics. I call it the 2d law of economics, with the law of supply and demand being the 1st law of economics. What is this second law of economics? "Anything that can make money is being done or soon will be." I would like to think the above is not true, but it is. So, the answer to your question is that there is always some human being willing to sink so low as to do anything, as long as it is profitable.
18 Feb 08
I heard about that. It sounds horrific and yet, I can't stop thinking that as long as the demand is there, and that there is people living in such poor conditions, this is something that will never stop no matter how many Dr. Horrors they find. It's really complicated to get a donated organ trough the proper channels. There aren't that many and many people are refused for various reasons. * shamefully money/or lack of it , can be one of them) Rich people can pay good money for that needed organ even if officially/legally they are not eligible. And then they go around until they find one. I can understand what drives them. It is a pity that this harvest is done without proper conditions - who cares if the donor doesn't survive? - and exploring the fact that a lot of people in those parts of the world live in such poverty that they will do anything to get some money. Maybe things could be more acceptable if they contacted potential donors, bring them to their country with permission from the hospitals and authorities, have the procedure done in proper facilities in safety and proper hygienic conditions, and remunerate them properly, maybe that way it would be a different story. But of course that if it were to be done that way it would never work : authorities would tax those transactions to the tilt, hospitals would charge fortunes for it to be done, and it would become as corrupt as everything else.