Human skeleton found in IIT Kanpur

August 24th, 2008 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Aug 24 (IANS) A human skeleton was recovered in Uttar Pradesh’s Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur by labourers who were cleaning a patch of land, triggering panic in the campus, a police official said Sunday.The labourers spotted the skeleton late Saturday when they were cleaning a rarely frequented area behind the garages of the professors’ residences.

“The labourers found some bones and informed us. Later, when we dug up, we recovered the entire skeleton,” Superintendent of Police (rural) Lal Bahadur told IANS.

Some male clothes were recovered from the spot and the police suspect the skeleton to be of a man, around 25 years of age, he said.

“We have sent it for forensic tests and are scanning our records of missing youths in this age group,” he added.

IIT Kanpur is one of the top technological institutes in India, primarily focused on research in engineering and science, and the teaching of undergraduates.

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