Muzaffarnagar, June 24 (PTI) A private hospital at New Mandi area here has been sealed after a doctor there was booked for allegedly stealing a kidney of a patient during surgery to remove stones from the organ, an official said.

According to a complaint lodged by the family members of 60-year-old patient Iqbal, the victim was admitted in the hospital yesterday for removal of kidney stones. But Dr Vibhu Garg allegedly stole his kidney during a surgery to remove stones.

The family members claimed that they have also found the "stolen" kidney, hidden in a ice bag.

The Chief Medical Officer here said the Uttar Pradesh Health department sealed the hospital last evening and has formed a team to probe into the matter.

The police has already initiated a probe into the incident and has registered a case against the doctor and three staff of the private hospital.

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