Unnao: Some 60 skeletons have been found in a locked room at a police campus in Unnao in Uttar Pradesh.
The police say the skeletons are body parts that were used for crime investigation and left in that room, which was once the store of a police hospital but has been unused and locked up for years.
A gruesome pile of bones and skulls has gathered over decades. The remains were never cremated after post mortems and kept lying there, admitted a police officer.
The police say the skeletons are very old. Why they were left in the room and not disposed of properly, will now be investigated.
Days ago, more than 100 decaying bodies surfaced in the river Ganga between Kanpur and Unnao and made for shocking visuals on the media.
The state administration said the bodies were immersed in the river by relatives as part of last rites and surfaced because of receding waters in the winter.
The Centre ordered an investigation into the floating bodies.