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Human skeleton found inside abandoned barrel

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

A human was found inside an abandoned barrel filled with 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 in the barrel which was broke open.

Top police officials, including M P Dinesh, visited the place.

Police said the had been sent to the Medical College Hospital in Kalamassery for scientific analysis.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 19:06 IST