Chhapra: Bihar police has recovered a huge quantity of human skeletal remains from the railway junction in Chhapra. One person was arrested in connection with the matter, the cops informed on Tuesday.

The recovery was made on Monday from Sanjay Prasad (29), a resident of East Champaran district, who was caught by a GRP team at Chhapra Junction, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Railway) Tanveer Ahmed said.

Altogether 16 human skulls and 34 other skeletal remains were recovered from the possession of Prasad. Some Bhutanese currency, ATM cards of various countries and a foreign SIM have also been seized from his possession.

During interrogation, Prasad revealed that he had brought these skeletal remains from Ballia in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh and was on his way to Bhutan via Jalpaiguri in the adjoining West Bengal, Ahmed said.

Apparently, Prasad was part of a gang which supplied human skeletons to occultists in the Himalayan Kingdom. He has been sent to jail while further investigation were on to trace his accomplices.

In a similar incident in January this year, five human skulls were recovered from a garbage dump yard in Tigiria block of Odisha’s Cuttack district by police. The skulls were found lying in an open garbage dump yard near a spinning mill of Nuapatna, which has been shut for over a decade now.

Following the recovery, the police claimed that the skulls could have been either used by medical students for academic purpose or by tantriks (black magicians) for practising witchcraft.