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Sacks full of limbs found in dump yard

Update : 23 Aug 2013, 06:24 PM

Police recovered several human limbs packed inside seven sacks at a Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) garbage dumping zone in the capital’s Matuail yesterday.

Chief Garbage Management Officer of DCC South SM Zabed Iqbal said some urchins found the sacks and told them, who then informed the police.

Demra Zone Senior Assistant Commissioner Minhazul Islam told the Dhaka Tribune, “Police recovered seven legs, five arms, parts of two heads and 13 pieces of bones from inside those sacks. It is being estimated that the parts were of at least four individuals."

In primary investigation, the police was assuming that these were the remains of two males and two females.

“We have sent the body parts to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for DNA test. The actual number of bodies will be ascertained after the test has been done,” he said.

Teams of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Detective Branch (DB) of police visited the spot after the bodies were found.

“We have recovered 16 body parts including legs, hands, and parts of heads. There were also 13 body parts which have rotten down to the bone,” said a CID official.

Police said the victims were killed several days back.

Minhazul said, “Some parts were attached with each other by screws. After killing, the parts were detached from the body using machetes.”

“The killers also used chemicals to process the bodies. So, there was no stench,” he added.

“Garbage is collected all day from different parts of the capital and dumped here. The garbage trucks dump garbage at the West side of the zone from 11pm to 3am and rest of the day to the East side. As the bodies were found in the West side, we are suspecting that cleaners dumped them on Thursday night,” he said.

“I think cleaners could not understand that the sacks contained the body parts. They collect garbage from Badda, Gulshan, Banashree and the whole north Dhaka,” he added.

“We will find out which vehicle brought the sacks. It may also be the case that killers themselves brought the sacks there,” the senior assistant commissioner added.

Meanwhile, a number of people whose relatives have gone missing in the last few days from nearby areas rushed to the dumping zone hearing the news.

Md Ripon, who came with a passport size photograph of his brother-in-law Mizanur Rahman, said Mizan went missing from his Shajahanpur residence on July 18. A youth named Rony took him out.

“I came here hearing about the body recovery. But these bodies are not identifiable,” he said

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