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Mumbai: Blood-covered sack creates panic, goat carcass found 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.

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.

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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.

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“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.