New Delhi, Jun 26 (PTI) A skeleton was found lying in the bushes in east Delhi’s Patparganj area, triggering panic among the residents. Also Read - Delhi: 5 injured in Fire at JJ Camp Locality, Rescue Operations Underway

Police have sent the skeleton, recovered last week, for medical examination. Also Read - Coronavirus: Another Day of Low Spike in Delhi, 1,246 New Cases Today

According to a senior police officer, it was still not clear whether the skeleton was of a human or an animal. He said that after it became clear that it was a skeleton of a human being, they would determine the gender and age of the person. Also Read - COVID Patients With no Facility at Home Should Visit Govt Centre, Says Delhi LG; Revokes Earlier Order

After the age and gender is ascertained, they will find if the DNA of the skeleton matches with any of the persons who have been reported to be missing from the area, he said.

He said that a child’s shirt was found lying close to the skeleton but it could not be said at the moment whether the skeleton belongs to a child.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.