50 Human skeletons recovered from Bihar’s Chhapra railway station

50 human skeletal remains have been recovered from the railway junction here and one person arrested in this connection, Government Railway Police (GRP) said on Tuesday.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (Railway) Tanveer Ahmed said the recovery was made on Monday from Sanjay Prasad (29), a resident of East Champaran district, who was caught by a GRP team at Chhapra Junction.

Altogether 16 human skulls and 34 other skeletal remains were recovered from the possession of Prasad, besides some Bhutanese currency, ATM cards of various countries and a foreign SIM, Ahmed said.

During interrogation, Prasad revealed that he had brought these skeletal remains from Ballia in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh and was on his way to Bhutan via Jalpaiguri in the adjoining West Bengal, the Deputy SP said.

Apparently, Prasad was part of a gang which supplied human skeletons to occultists in the Himalayan Kingdom. He has been sent to jail while further investigation was on to trace his accomplices, he added.