What is the actual meaning of ‘sacrifice’? Is it killing an animal and offering to a god? Well, that is believed to be a part of religious ritual. Have you seen a person sacrificing his life in a bid to save his brother? Yes, you read that right. The boy, identified as Naitikkumar Tandel ended life so that both of his kidneys could be donated to his dying brother.
Tandel (19 years), a native of Pardi in Valsad, second-year engineering student, studying in Babaria Institute of Technology at Varnama, was seen hanging to a ceiling fan in the institute’s hostel room on Saturday. The roommate, who saw this, immediately informed the police and the institute’s officials regarding the same.
On inspecting his room, the cops came across a suicide note where Naitikkumar Tandel had asked police not to investigate his death and enquiry anyone, especially his parents. Tandel wrote that his kidneys should be donated to his elder brother Kenish who is 24 years, whose both kidneys were not operating and was on dialysis since past few years. “He (Tandel) also mentioned in the note that his other organs should also be donated to needy persons,” a police official said.
However, since his body had started decomposing when it was found, his organs could not be taken in for donation. Doctors at SSG Hospital after thoroughly inspecting the body said that Tandel must have passed away 36 hours before his body was found.
According to police, Tandel reached the Institute on June 20 as the classes for the third semester were supposed to start a week later. He mailed his roommate that he had arrived. Tandel’s parents informed the police that when his mother last phoned him on June 20 evening, she found no signs of sadness or any discomfort from him.