Skeletons in the cupboard and on the shop floor

Police in Keshia, West Bengal, have busted a human “bones factory” trading in illegal skeletons. Apparently, the perps supplied skeletons to medical students and folk doctors.

From Reuters:

“We received complaints that several bodies were missing from graveyards and, while investigating the case, we stumbled on the secret bones factory,” district police chief Peeyush Pandey said.

The accused would take largely unburned bodies from Hindu cremation sites as well as from rivers where the dead are often disposed by the poor who cannot afford to cremate them, he said.

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