At the Chapra railway station in India a man was arrested under suspicion of smuggling skeletal human remains. In his luggage he had 16 human skulls and 34 skeletons. He is thought to be part of a larger corpse smuggling ring that was taking the bones to China.
The man arrested Sanjay Prasad worked with a gang who supplied the skeletons to "tantric and occultist" in the Himalayan Kingdom. There is also a high demand fueled by medical students in China.
The investigation is ongoing as to where he procured the skeletons from. It's believed the grave-robbing took place in Christian or Muslim cemeteries since Hindus cremate their dead, however it has not been ruled out that morgue or crematorium attendants were bribed to turn over the skeletons to the gang.
Authorities were investigating liquor smuggling in the area, and stopped Prasad after he acted suspiciously, never guessing what he was carrying in his bags. He had foreign currency indicating the tentacles regarding this dark trade extends into several countries. His intended destination was the border.
This horrid smuggling has been going on for some years. In 2004, 1,000 human skulls and parts of human carcasses were captured in the same area. In 2009, a smuggler was arrested in Bihar where more than 67 human skulls were seized.
Source - Telegraph
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