Even before the loose ends of skeletal remains, recovered few days ago, could be set together and the panic it created could be calmed down, yet another recovery of a skeleton in the same area has rattled the residents and sent Sonegaon police into tizzy.
According to police, a few days ago some unidentified people had buried a body of person in the open space in front of Anupriya Apartment in front of Railway track in Mausam Colony near Manish Nagar. However, the Sonegaon police, after receiving a specific complaint from Vivek Sahare, resident of Old Ajni Chuna Bhatti, dug out the skeleton with the help of some labourers. Cops have registered a case of accidental death and probing the matter further.
However, the recovery of second skeleton within a gap of a few days has raised many questions. Earlier, skeletal remains were recovered from a gutter from Manish Nagar area but the Sonegaon police had bungled in the probe into the matter and had buried the skeletal remains along Railway track in haste.
But this time the Sonegaon police are expected to leave no chance to speculations and umpteenth questions in the minds of residents and police circle, too.
It may be recalled, Nagpur Today had run two reports titled “Recovery of skeleton, bungling probe expose Sonegaon cops, ‘operation’ raises eyebrows” and “High-level probe may solve mystery shrouding recovery of skeleton, nail Sonegaon cops, too.” The reports had stated: A skeleton has exposed more skeletons in police cupboard. A skeleton has exposed undutiful and irresponsible attitude of a Police Inspector in handling a sensitive matter. Nagpur city was abuzz when the skeletal remains were recovered from a gutter in the premises of an apartment in Manish Nagar some days ago. But the handling of the situation by police has raised more questions than the answers. An unidentified caller had informed the Police Control Room about 20-25 days ago that skeletal remains were noticed at the gutter in Manish Nagar. The Control Room in return relayed the information to Sonegaon Police Station. Subsequently, Police Inspector R P Shah and his team reached the spot to investigate the matter. The police retrieved the skeletal remains but shockingly buried the skeleton nearby railway track without informing the higher authorities, specifically the forensic experts. The police even did not send the skeletal remains to the Forensic Lab for further investigation. Had the PI Shah carried out a detailed and scientific probe into the recovery of the skeletal remains the mystery shrouding the finding could have been solved and truth dug out. But the undutiful attitude of Police Inspector Shah has thrown the probe into the gutter itself, sources in police said. According to sources, the first course of action the police could have charted was to first inform the Tehsildar as is the practice. Any further action has to be carried out in the presence of Tehsildar. But the police proved themselves dismal and buried the skeletal remains in front of Anupriya Apartment near the railway track.
The second report had stated: A skeleton is likely to tell his tale of woes and nail the police too for the bungle in probe. The recovery of skeletal remains in Manish Nagar area of Nagpur and subsequent inept handling of the sensitive matter by Sonegaon cops has drawn the attention of higher police officials. The Additional Commissioner of Police Sanjay Saxena has reportedly ordered a thorough investigation into the matter and it will be done by DCP Zone-1 Abhinash Kumar. The probe is likely to solve the mystery shrouding the recovery of the skeletal remains and also put Sonegaon police in a fix.