Skeletal remains found in septic tank in TN’s Sirkazhi

MAYILADUTHURAI: Skeletal remains, suspected to be of a woman were found in an empty septic tank on the premises of an under-construction building in Sirkazhi on Monday evening.

According to sources, a group of children, playing cricket in Sembathaniruppu village in Sirkazhi block on Monday, found bones inside the 10-ft deep septic tank when they entered the construction site to retrieve a ball. The children informed villagers who notified the police. The under-construction house belongs to P Kesavan (49), a native of Nangur.

The police, who arrived at the spot, cordoned off the area at night. On Tuesday morning, a forensic team collected evidence. They found a saree leading to suspicion that the bones could be of a woman. The skeletal remains were sent for further analysis.

A case has been registered under Section 174 (unnatural death) of CrPC.

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