The sight of a blood-stained sack created panic at Sion Koliwada on Sunday morning. Locals who had gathered to watch, however, heaved a sigh of relief after the police opened the sack to find the carcass of a goat inside.
The Antop Hill police station received a panicked call at 7.30 am when locals noticed a sack dumped close to a bus stop at Sardar Nagar emanating a foul odour. A local resident who was passing that area with his children said that he feared a human body was inside the sack.
“The sack was covered in blood and smelling very bad. I sent my kids to a side and called the police,” he said.
After officers from the police station and crime branch arrived at the spot, they approached the sack carefully. The local man said that the police obtained a pair of scissors from a shop nearby and tried to cut open the sack.
“Till that point, we had been really scared. But when the police cut the sack, we saw a goat’s head and skin inside and were very relieved,” the man said.
A few minutes later, the man said, a BMC dump truck arrived and tossed the sack into a garbage bin.
An officer at the police station said that someone had carelessly thrown the sack on the road. “Although locals had panicked, there was just a pile of mutton and parts of a goat’s body inside, which should not have been dumped on the road,” the officer said.