Thai woman reports missing kidney
A Thai woman has lodged a complaint with police against a private hospital that she suspects pilfered one of her kidneys in the course of an ovarian cyst operation two years ago, media reports said Wednesday. ( dpa )
Gasorn Pumchang, a 43-year-old factory worker, told police she had only recently discovered her right kidney was missing after being X-rayed to find the cause of her frequent fainting spells and pains in her waist, the Bangkok Post newspaper reported.
Deputy national police chief Jongrak Juthanont said Gasorn believes her kidney was swiped during an operation in 2006.
X-rays Gasorn had taken in 2005 showed she had both kidneys then.
Police have launched an investigation into the case.
General Jongrak said that if foul play was proven, the kidney snatcher could face up to 10 years in jail on charges of assault causing grievous bodily harm or three years in jail for robbery of personal property.