Five Human Skulls Recovered From Garbage Dump In Odisha

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16 January 2018

Bikash Sharma

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Cuttack: At least five human skulls were recovered from a garbage dump in Athagarh's Tigiria on Tuesday afternoon. The police received a tip-off about the matter and rushed to the spot, at Nuapatana spinning mill and seized the 'highly decomposed' skulls.

The police was informed that a mentally unstable person was collecting the skulls from waste pit following which a team from Athagarh went to the place and collected the remains.

"We are verifying the skulls which will be soon sent to a relevant scientific department for further examination," Cuttack (Rural) SP, Madhav Chandra Sahoo said. Locals on the other hand have speculated that the skulls could have been used in superstitious acts, prevalent in the area.

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Madhav Chandra Sahoo, Cuttack (Rural) SP