Chennai: A farmer stumbled upon a skeleton inside a tattered faculty uniform outdoors a shallow grave in his sugarcane discipline at a village in Tiruvallur district late Sunday night, prompting the police to suspect it to be that of a 15-year-old schoolgirl who had gone lacking 5 months in the past.
Farmer Suresh discovered the skeleton inside a faculty uniform together with torn sandals in his discipline and alerted the others.
Prime police officers, together with SP Ponni and forensic consultants, rushed to the place and picked up the bones and the varsity uniform that was torn presumably because it was buried beneath the earth for such a very long time. It’s believed that the murdered woman was buried in a hurriedly dug-up shallow grave and the decomposed physique may need been introduced out by a stray canine.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the skeleton may very well be of S. Saritha, 15, who had gone lacking on her manner residence from her faculty within the night of September 7 final 12 months. Once they couldn’t find her regardless of intensive search, her household lodged a police criticism which too didn’t yield any end result.
The dad and mom then concluded that the woman had eloped with some boyfriend and the police too closed the case as ‘untraceable’.
After Suresh’s alert introduced them to the skeleton in his discipline, the Tiruvallur police as soon as once more dusted their data and located the case of the lacking Saritha.
They knowledgeable the household who confirmed the id after seeing the varsity uniform and the footwear.
The dad and mom additionally informed the police that Saritha used to stroll to her faculty at Keechalam after crossing the sugarcane discipline and returned the identical manner within the night. She didn’t get residence that fateful night, they mentioned. Police have despatched the bones for DNA evaluation and registered a case of suspicious loss of life.