News

Cross-border skeletons

The demand for human skeletons and other bits and bobs in China is very strong, among everyone from medical students to those practising occult habits.

One small pawn in the trade between Indian and China has just been picked up, carrying 16 human skulls and other bones in his luggage while on the Balia-Sealdah Express to Calcutta, en route to Bhutan and beyond.

Sanjay Prasad isn’t talking so far but police suspect him of being part of a wide racket.