Human skeletons in bags result in probe

2015-01-30 22:19

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New Delhi - Dozens of human skeletons have been found inside an unused room at a police campus in India, prompting an investigation, officials say.

Sacks containing the human remains and decayed body parts were found in a room at the police campus in the city of Unnao in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

Media reports said between 60 to 100 skeletons were found in the bags. Local politician Pankaj Gupta said the skeletons could be of people killed for illegal organ trade or those of political opposition workers.

"We believe this place was called the viscera room where body parts and viscera samples of unclaimed and unidentified bodies were used for post-mortems," Unnao police chief Mahendra Pal Singh told reporters.

"The skeletons must be of bodies not disposed after investigations. A probe and DNA testing has been ordered to get the answers," he said.

Earlier in January, more than 100 decaying bodies were found in a tributary of the river Ganges in the same region, prompting an investigation by officials in Unnao.

Officials said the deceased were given water burials by families who could not afford a cremation.

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