Guwahati: In a bizarre happening, human skeletons were being found in Assam’s several areas in the last couple of days constantly. In fact, at least three human skeletons were recovered from separate places in the state in three consecutive days.
On Saturday, a human skeleton was recovered at Bijni under Assam’s Chirang district. The skeleton was first witnessed by the locals in a jungle adjacent to Daloni River in Dahlapar area. Following the incident, police personnel immediately rushed to the spot after receiving the information.
As per sources, the skeleton was suspected to be of one Kalowa Harijan, a resident of the Amguri area. The sources further added that the Harijan had been absconding for the last three months. However, the reason behind his demise was yet to be established.
Meanwhile, local police reached the scene to take stock of the situation. Further investigation is on.
On Friday too, another human skeleton was recovered from a pond at Kakoripara along the Assam-Bangladesh border in Mankachar. Sources said that the human skeleton was initially believed to be of one Nur Nabi, who was missing for the last three months. Meanwhile, the family members of Nur also suspected that the skeleton belonged to him. The clothes on the skeleton belong to Nur, claimed his family members.
Additionally, they claimed that despite reporting Nur’s missing to the Mankachar Police Station, no action was taken yet.
Earlier on Thursday, a similar incident occurred in Lakhimpur in which a human skeleton was found in a pond in the Bihpuria area. The skeleton, suspected to be of Chittaranjan Dutta who was missing since July 2022. Chittaranjan’s family claimed that after Chittaranjan had gone missing, they inquired about his whereabouts but police told them that Chittaranjan had joined the United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I). His uncle had announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh to anyone who would give information about the murderer.
On the other hand, last week, the Assam Police claimed that the average crime rate and the number of pending cases have declined considerably during the last one year. The number of murder cases has also come down compared to the previous year.
Earlier in 2021, Assam logged 1,269 murder cases amounting to 3.4 per cent in 2021, according to data released by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB). The state recorded the third position in the country in terms of the murder rate. However, the motive behind the highest number of murder cases (536) in the state in 2021 was unknown, as per data.