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Cops: Man Had 50 Human Skulls, Bones in His Bag

Indian authorities say the bones were headed to Bhutan
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 1, 2018 11:45 AM CST
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(Newser) – Indian authorities arrested an alleged "corpse smuggler" at a railway station after 34 skeletal remains and 16 human skulls were discovered in his bag, the Telegraph reports. Police tell the Times of India that Sanjay Prasad, 29, was likely taking the remains to Bhutan—a Buddhist kingdom on the eastern edge of the Himalayas—for occultists or spiritualists known as tantrics. Seems medical students in China also have a need for skeletons. Prasad, who may have grave-robbed the remains, is behind bars while investigators seek possible accomplices, per the Independent. (Read more skeletons stories.)

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