Seven human skeletons stolen from Narsingdi graveyards
Seven human skeletons were stolen from two separate graveyards at Palash upazila in Narsingdi district on early Wednesday.
Locals said that a group of criminals had stolen six skeletons from Kazirchar village social graveyard and another from Islampara village graveyard.
On information, Palash upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) Rumana Yasmin and Palash Police Station's officer-in-charge (OC) Sheikh Mohammad Nasir Uddin visited the spot on Wednesday morning.
Police and locals said the culprits dug seven to eight graves at Kazirchar graveyard sometime after Tuesday midnight and took away the skeletons from six graves.
At the same time, they had also stolen a skeleton digging a grave at the nearby Islampara graveyard.
Aminul Islam, an inhabitant of village Kazirchar, said several graves were found digged after devotees went there to offer fateha following Fazr prayer. Afterward, local union parishad chairman Saber ul Hye was informed about it. At that time, the villagers expressed their strong resentment over the stealing of skeletons from the graves.
Local UP members Salahuddin and Koushik Ahmed Nayan said the identities of five, out of stolen seven skeletons, were determined, while the identities of the rest two stolen skeletons could not the ascertained.
Saber ul Hye, Danga UP chairman, demanded immediate arrest and exemplary punishment of the culprits.
Contacted, Polsah Police Station OC Sheikh Md Nasiruddin said they visited the graveyards after receiving information that seven human skeletons were stolen from the graves. "Legal action will be taken after investigating the matter, and we will also be able to arrest the culprits as soon as possible," he said.