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An Indian woman’s husband and brother-in-law have been arrested after she told police they stole one of her kidneys in lieu of a dowry.

Local media report that the West Bengal woman’s husband arranged an appendicitis surgery when she was suffering stomach pain two years ago.

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Late in 2017, two separate medical examinations revealed she was, in fact, missing one of her kidneys.

She alleges that her husband had frequently made demands for a dowry.

The payment of dowries – traditionally paid from a bride’s family to a husband’s – has been banned in India since 1961.

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