December 1, 2015
In a shocking incident, a sage from Velliangiri has written to the District Superintendent of Police R.V. Ramya Bharathi stating that he had spotted a human skeleton in the hills there on Tuesday.
The famous seven hills mountain from the Western Ghats has a history of people gone missing or attacked by wild animals. This time, a human skeleton was discovered by Sivanadiyar Senthilkumar.
Senthilkumar had reportedly come across the skeleton in a valley between the fifth and the sixth hills, where many people go missing during the four months when they walk up to the seventh hill to witness the Shiva lingam.
However, police sources have said that the skeleton may be that of Vinoth Mithra, an art director from Chennai who had gone missing in 2014. All efforts to trace him had gone in vain. “We also fear that the person might have been eaten by wild dogs,” an official said.
Meanwhile, Senthilkumar stated that it was shocking to find skeletons in holy places like the Velliangiri where thousands visit regularly. “Police should immediately collect the skeleton and start the investigation. There are various illegal activities going on in the mountains. Police should put an end to all these and safeguard the lives of sages who live there,” he added.
Senthilkumar also submitted visual proof of his discovery to the Police Department. It may be noted that police discovered corpses of two persons a couple of months ago.