Kolkata: Skeletons of 14 babies wrapped in plastic bags have been recovered from an empty plot in southern Kolkata’s Haridevpur area. The police have started an investigation in connection with the matter. The decomposed bodies of fourteen infants were found during a cleaning programme on Sunday. Also Read - Kolkata's FD Block Durga Puja Pandal Gutted in Massive Fire Ahead of Idol Immersion

The police asserted that the skeletons of fourteen babies were recovered by the labourers from the grassy land near Raja Rammohan Roy Sarani. Also Read - Low Visitor Turnout at Centuries-Old Durga Puja in Kolkata

As per reports, the labourers, hired by a real estate firm, were cleaning the land for construction purpose when they found the skeletons wrapped in plastic bags. Also Read - TMC MP Nusrat Jahan Plays Dhak, Dances on Durga Ashtami | Watch Video

If the police is to be believed, an abortion racket operating nearby could be the reason behind the recovery of the skeletons of babies in such a huge number. However, the claim has not been ascertained yet.

A police official informed that while some of the bodies appeared to be in a fully-decomposed state, the others were semi-decomposed.

“We have no clue where from they (the bodies) have come. Going by circumstantial evidences, it seems that they were dumped there as the land was lying abandoned,” the officer said.

Sovan Chatterjee, City Mayor and Rajeev Kumar, Commissioner of Police had reached the spot on being informed about the matter, a report claimed.