Hours after Kolkata mayor, Sovan Chatterjee, shocked everyone by claiming that that dead bodies of 14 babies had been discovered from a deserted ground in south Kolkata, the city police said that there was no truth in the claim.
According to earlier reports quoting Chatterjee, the bodies were wrapped in plastic bags and found as the staff, busy carrying out a cleaning operation, stumbled upon them. Police and civic authorities were immediately informed about the shocking discovery.
“I was informed by the local councillor that the ground was filled with litter for many months and needed to be cleaned. While the cleaning work was on, 14 dead bodies of new born babies could be recovered from one side of the ground. The bodies were wrapped in plastic and chemical was applied to stop them from rotting,” IANS had quoted Chatterjee.
However, quoting the DCP in-charge of Haridebpur area in south Kolkata, NDTV reported that doctors who opened up plastic bags containing the so-called bodies for post mortem found only medical waste.
“When doctors opened the packets, they found no human tissue,” said Nilanjan Biswas, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the Haridevpur area where the incident took place.
The cops have sent the samples for forensic tests.
It seems that Chatterjee had brief media by simply relying on the version stated by the local councillor, Shoma Chakraborty. Both of them have now reportedly gone incommunicado.