Threat call demanding share from donation: Firoz Kunnumparambil calls Varsha seeking compromise
Kochi: Kerala was shocked over the revelations made by a girl named Varsha through her Facebook live. She revealed that a group of volunteers had threatened her demanding a share of the fund she received as a donation for her mother’s treatment.
Now, Firoz Kunnumparambil, a social worker who is facing allegations over the case, has called the girl seeking a compromise. A voice clip of Firoz talking to Varsha came to light on Sunday.
In the voice clip, Firoz was heard justifying Sajan Kechery, who allegedly demanded a share of the financial aid received through crowdfunding for the liver transplantation of Varsha’s mother. Firoz told Varsha that she received such a huge amount of donation as he also shared the video of Sajan seeking donations to help Varsha’s mother.
Varsha replied to him that Health Minister K. K. Shailaja and former minister P. K. Sreemathi also phoned her and informed that many people donated funds to her bank account after the duo shared the video.
But, Firoz continued to argue that Varsha got crores of rupees as donation as people believed in Firoz and Sajan. After the treatment, the rest of the amount should be given to the treatment of other poor patients, Firoz directed Varsha.
He also told her that a patient was admitted on Varsha’s name at a private hospital expecting money through donations. But Varsha dismissed the allegations and stated no one is admitted in any hospital on her name.
The volunteers asked Varsha to reserve Rs 80 lakh for her mother's surgery, other treatments and construction of a new house. They noted that the rest of the amount should be donated for charity.
At present, police have registered a case against Firoz and Sajan for trying to swindle money from Varsha.
It is learned that a charity organisation based in a foreign country deposited Rs 60 lakh as donation to the girl’s bank account. Youth Congress state secretary P. Y. Shajahan filed a complaint to the Kochi City DCP seeking a probe into the hawala transactions behind the donation.