Some residents on Behala’s Biren Roy Road spotted a human skull and bones in a garbage bin on Friday morning.
Some women working in the area saw a plastic packet, in which the skeletal remains were found. Locals called up the police to inform the matter. A police team soon reached the spot to collect the remains from the garbage bin and sent it for testing.
“The women were sweepers working in the area. They pulled the packet and saw that it contained human bones,” said a police officer.
The women sweepers were reported to be frightened at the sight of the skeletal remains and fled the area immediately after seeing it. Before leaving the place, however, they informed the local residents, police said.
Some of the residents went to the spot to confirm the incident. “I called up the police to inform them of the incident the officers took those bones away from there,” said Ratan Das, a local resident.
“We have collected the skeletal remains from the spot and have sent it forensic test,” said a police officer.
It may be recalled that a human skull had been recovered from the roadside at Salt Lake’s Nayapatti area a few days ago in the morning. Some children, who were playing in the area, spotted the skull. Frightened at the sight of the skull, the children ran away and informed their parents.
Some locals reported the incident at the Electronic Complex Police Station, after which forensic experts recovered the skull for examination. Local people said only the skull was found in the area. A police team searched the area thoroughly, but did not find any other skeletal remains.
A similar incident took place when a human skeleton was recovered from inside a water tank on the roof of an under construction multi-storeyed building in DD Block about a year back.
Construction work at the building, located close to City Centre shopping mall, was stopped for some time. Police said it was a skeleton of a woman.