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Skeleton recovery case: Police start questioning masons

 MPost |  2016-05-25 00:13:43.0  |  Kolkata

In a bid to ascertain the identity of the person whose skeleton was found inside a water reservoir on the terrace of a ten-storey building at Salt Lake DD block, the police have started questioning the construction worker those had worked in the building almost a year ago.  The skeleton was found in the reservoir in the wee hours on Monday. 

Police are yet to ascertain whether the skeleton was of a male or a female person, though the clothes found inside the reservoir were of a woman.  A senior police officer said that the skeleton was sent for forensic test on Tuesday. 

The water of the reservoir and the clothes with blood stains were also being sent to the forensic experts. After receiving the report of forensic tests, police will decide whether to send the skeletons for DNA test. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a different set of masons had worked to construct the building a year ago. But the construction of the building had stopped for certain legal aspects and the masons had left the place. The construction work had resumed a few months ago and the skeletons were found when some of the workers went to clean the reservoir. 

The police have started questioning some of the masons those had worked earlier. The police suspect that some of the workers were well aware of the incident of which the person, whose skeleton was found, had fallen victim.

Sources said the workers, those were being questioned on Tuesday, have failed to provide any clue that could help the police in identifying the person.  The police would question some more people those had worked in the building earlier. It is learnt that some of the workers now work in some other states in south India.   

The questions of which the police are now searching for answers are first off all whether the skeleton is of a man or a woman.  If it was of a woman, the police would question the workers to know whether there was any incident of rape and murder had taken place in the under-construction building. 

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