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Two of the 5 skulls found from Athagarh found to be of women

Cuttack: Tigiria police today said that out of the five human skulls, which were found from a spinning mill complex near Nuapatna in Athagarh in Cuttack district on January 16, two skulls were found to be of women.

The five human skulls found at Nuapatna under Tigria police limits were sent to the Forensic and Toxicology Department SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack for determination of their origin, sex and age.

Preliminary test report revealed that two of the five skulls were found to be of women and the rest three skulls were tested to be of men, said Tigiria police station IIC.

Meanwhile, after getting the forensic test report Tigiria police was investigating whether the skulls were leftovers from a cremation ground or belonged to those killed as part of a human sacrifice ritual.

Notably, a few children stumbled upon a gunny bag while playing near the abandoned Shree Jagannath Spinning Mill complex January 16. When the children opened the bag they found five human skulls in it.

While four of the five skulls had been damaged by fire, the other skull appeared to be intact.

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