BANGAL: In what can only be described as some serious next level patriarchal bullshit, an Indian woman recently discovered that one of her kidneys had gone missing. The most likely culprit? Her husband.
The BBC reports that a West Bengal woman’s husband arranged to have her appendix removed, several years ago, as she was complaining of frequent abdominal pain. So far so good, right? Well, here’s where it gets hinky. From the results of two separate medical examinations late last year, Rita Sarkar discovered that she was short a kidney.
The revelation was made months after Sarkar’s abdominal surgery took place, when she sought medical help for lower back pain. Scans of her body quickly revealed that her discomfort was being caused by an infection in her left kidney – also, that she was missing her right one.
As a kidney isn’t the sort of thing that one misplaces, Sarkar contacted police, stating that her husband had been demanding a dowry from her and her family since before they were married. After tying the knot, these demands turned to physical and emotional abuse in the months leading up to her abdominal surgery.