Human skeleton found in Varanasi college used as quarantine centerLast updated on Feb 12, 2021, 09:01 pm
A human skeleton was found at a college in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, that is being used as a COVID-19 quarantine center.
Reportedly, the human skeleton was found inside a closed classroom on Wednesday at the JP Mehta Inter College.
The building where the classroom is located was not part of the quarantine center, police said.
Here are more details.
2 students found human skeleton inside classroom
According to The Times of India, the police said that two students had found the skeleton inside a classroom located at the back of the campus that had been closed for a long time.
The skeleton was lying between the table and benches, the report said.
The students alerted the college principal who later informed the police.
Forensic experts called to assist probe
CO Cantt Gyan Prakash Rai told TOI that forensic experts were called to assist in the investigation.
"Forensic experts were also called to assist in the investigation. The human skeleton was sent for post-mortem examination while all necessary measures like DNA sample collection are being initiated," Rai added.
The body was decomposed over 80%, ASP Abhimanyu Manglik told The Indian Express.
Further investigation to ascertain time of death
Manglik said it seemed the body was either carried to the classroom or had died months ago.
"The school has two segments and only the main building in the front was in use (as a quarantine center)," Varanasi DIG Amit Pathak said. "Based on the time of death, we will be able to confirm if the body was dumped before or during the pandemic."