Vickey's (name changed) story can inspire any film writer. Currently serving a life sentence in Yerwada central prison, the 24-year-old will come out on a three-month bail to donate a kidney to his mother.
A division bench of the Bombay HC comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and P D Kode on Monday allowed Vickey to come out on bail so that the kidney transplant can take place at the earliest. After the surgery, however, he will have to return to the jail.
Granting bail, the HC directed jail authorities to release him on one or two sureties of equal amount, said Nitin Jamdar, Vickey's advocate.
A resident of Pune, Vickey was handed a life sentence in a murder case in April 2006. Along with three other co-accused, he had sought bail from HC pending hearing of their appeals. But his bail plea was rejected. In August, Vickey's sister informed him about their mother's kidney failure. She was being treated at Pune's KEM Hospital.
In his bail application he mentioned that doctors had recommended a kidney transplant within three months. His sister (Vickey's only sibling) is pregnant with her first child. So, she can't donate her kidney to their mother. "I am the only person who can give a kidney to our mother," his application stated. He assured, "I will not misuse the liberty if released on bail and will not get involved in any crime or will not abscond."
Vickey and two of his friends were arrested for murdering one Vijay Kamble on October 13, 2005 for allegedly having a relationship with a sister of one of the accused. The sister, a witness in the case, had testified against the accused.