Pakistani police have arrested 4 folks accused of stealing spinal fluid from ladies.
The suspects informed ladies they’d to supply blood samples to qualify for monetary help from the Punjab authorities, police informed BBC Urdu.
Nevertheless, they extracted spinal fluid as an alternative, and tried to promote it on the black market, police added.
The gang is assumed to have stolen spinal fluid from over 12 ladies, together with a youngster.
“It seems the gang has been energetic within the Hafizabad space for a while,” regional police officer Ashfaq Ahmed Khan informed BBC Urdu’s Shahzad Malik.
One member “went round posing as an worker of the District Headquarters Hospital, telling his victims they would want to supply blood samples with the intention to qualify for the Punjab authorities’s dowry fund”.
“However as an alternative of taking them to the hospital to acquire their ‘blood samples’, he would take them to the home of a feminine member of the gang to carry out the process,” Mr Khan added.
The authorities turned conscious of the scheme after a person observed that his 17-year-old daughter felt weak after the process.
The well being ministry has arrange a committee to analyze the fraud, whereas the 4 gang members are at the moment in police custody.
Spinal fluid is a clear liquid discovered across the mind and spinal twine that protects them from shock and damage. It may be extracted by inserting a needle into the spinal canal.
It’s not the primary time a health-related rip-off has made headlines in Pakistan.
In late 2016, police rescued 24 folks held hostage by an organ trafficking gang in Rawalpindi.
Pakistan made the sale of human organs unlawful in 2010, however consultants say the nation remains to be a sizzling spot for organ trafficking.