Bihar: Man arrested after police find him carrying 16 human skulls, 34 skeletal remains in Chhapra
The police also recovered Bhutanese currency, ATM cards from several countries and a foreign SIM from him.
The police in Bihar’s Chhapra have arrested a person after they found him carrying a huge quantity of human skulls and skeletal remains at the city’s railway junction, PTI reported on Tuesday.
An unidentified police officer said they found 16 human skulls and 34 other skeletal remains with Sanjay Prasad, following which they arrested him. Prasad is a resident of the state’s East Champaran district. The police also recovered Bhutanese currency, ATM cards from several countries and a foreign SIM card from Prasad, Ahmed said.
Prasad told the police that he had brought the remains from Ballia district in Uttar Pradesh, and was going to take them to Bhutan via Jalpaiguri in West Bengal, the police officer added.
“The Government Railway Police will seek the remand of the arrested person when he is produced in a court on Wednesday,” Sonepur Deputy Superintendent of Police (Railway) Mohammed Tanvir told the Hindustan Times.
An unidentified police officer told the daily that there was a huge demand for skeletons among medical students. He said Prasad was being interrogated to find out if there were other people involved in the smuggling of skeletons. “The seizure of foreign currency is a definite indication that the racket may have its tentacles spread to foreign countries,” the officer added.