Human skulls on riverbank: Police look at occult link

A day after fifteen human skulls were found from the Vishwamitri riverbed near Sama in Vadodara,police said they were trying to find out the possible use of bones in occult practices.

Written by Express News Service | Vadodara | Published: April 30, 2013 5:50:36 am

A day after fifteen human skulls were found from the Vishwamitri riverbed near Sama in Vadodara,police said they were trying to find out the possible use of bones in occult practices. They were trying to figure out if a tantrik discarded the bones after using them for his purpose.

Initial probe carried out by the officials of the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) established that the bones were nearly two-decades old and likely belonged to persons in their sixties who died of natural causes,police said. The police were now trying to find out who had collected so many skulls and for what purpose.

“We are on the lookout for the practitioners of the occult and plan to quiz them. Though so far we haven’t come across any such practitioner,” Fatehgunj police inspector M N Parmar said. He ruled out the possibility of the bones belonging to dead bodies that are given to medical colleges for teaching anatomy. “They maintain register for every body they use,so it is least likely that the bones belonged to bodies that were used for medical purposes,” he said.

The bones were submitted to the FSL for further investigation. “They will come up with the final report on this in the next one week or so,but primary report has ruled out any massacre,” Parmar said.

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