September 3, 2018
Kolkata: At east 14 dead bodies of newborn babies, wrapped in plastic bags, were recovered from a deserted ground in south Kolkata’s Haridebpur on Sunday, police said.
Covered with shrubs and twigs, the bodies wrapped in plastic bags were found on the grassy land on Raja Rammohan Roy Sarani under the Haridebpur Police station area Some of the bodies appeared to be in a half-decomposed state, while a few were completely decomposed, news agency PTI reported.
The ground has been sealed by the officials of Kolkata Police following the recovery. City Mayor Sovan Chatterjee and Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar rushed to the spot. “I was informed by the local councillor that the ground was filled with litters for many months and needed to be cleaned. While the cleaning work was on, 14 dead bodies of new born babies could be recovered from one side of the ground.
The bodies were wrapped in plastic and chemical was applied to stop them from rotting,” Chatterjee said.
“The police are keeping a strict vigil on the spot. The entire ground needs to be cleaned to ascertain the exact number of bodies that have been dumped here,” he said. Nilanjan Biswas, DC (Behala), said the condition of the skeletons can be determined only after postmortem. “We’ll investigate. We’re also checking the CCTV footage in the area.
A complete search will be done tomorrow morning: on skeletons of 14 babies found in Kolkata’s Haridevpur,” Biswas was quoted as saying by ANI.