Tamil Nadu: Skeleton remains found near Sayalgudi, police probe underway

Tamil Nadu: Skeleton remains found near Sayalgudi, police probe underway Skeleton representational (Photo Credit: Pexels)

Rameshwaram: Villagers of Valinokkam in Ramanathapuram district found skeletal remains on Friday. On the basis of an alert from a villager, the police and the Revenue Department started investigating the angle of any potential human sacrifice or murder.

As per reports, skeletons with more than five human body parts – which also includes various human body parts including head, hand and head – have been found buried in the sand in the coastal area of Valinokkam village near Sayalgudi in Ramanathapuram district.

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The bone was examined by the Voluntary Police and the Revenue Department. However, this has created a buzz around it over if anyone was sacrificed or murdered and buried.

The village of Valinokkam is home to over 1500 fishermen and mercenaries. When the cyclonic storm Yaas made its landfall from the Bay of Bengal, this area also got heavily battered from 3 days straight.

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According to reports, the Valinokkam police informed the Revenue Department officials that the bone buried on the beach that the nests had come to light outside. Upon receiving the tip, Seafarer Tashildar Sehgar and Valinokkam police arrived at the scene for investigation.

Forensic experts were called in from Ramanathapuram and the skeletons were taken to Ramanathapuram for examination. According to the forensic department, the skeletons may have been 40 years old.

Cyclone Yaas

Prime Minister Modi on Thursday chaired a meeting to review the impact of the cyclone. He advised the concerned agencies to ensure normal life is restored in the affected areas at the earliest. According to an official release, in a review meeting, the Prime Minister noted the effective and proactive role played by the Central and States agencies in responding to the challenges thrown by the cyclone and advised the agencies to ensure that normal life is restored in the affected areas at the earliest and relief is appropriately disbursed to persons affected by the cyclone.

An official press release stated that during the meeting, it was discussed that around 106 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were deployed with 46 teams each in West Bengal and Odisha that rescued more than 1000 persons and removed more than 2500 trees/poles that had fallen and obstructed the roads. It further stated that power and telecom services have been restored in most of the affected areas. The Prime Minister noted the effective and proactive role played by the Central and States agencies in responding to the challenges thrown by the cyclone and advised the agencies to ensure that normal life is restored in the affected areas at the earliest and relief is appropriately disbursed to persons affected by the cyclone.

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