A human skeleton was found inside an abandoned barrel filled with concrete here today, police said. The barrel was found abandoned near a trade union office on the shores of a backwater in Kumbalam. Police reached the area following complaints that foul smell was emanating from the barrel reportedly recovered two months ago during a dredging operation in the backwater. They found the skeleton in the barrel which was broke open. Top police officials, including Police Commissioner M P Dinesh, visited the place. Police said the skeleton had been sent to the Medical College Hospital in Kalamassery for scientific analysis.
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