It must have been a mass grave: Karnataka Home Minister
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Last Updated: Wednesday, September 01, 2010, 17:13
Bangalore: Karnataka Home Minister V S Acharya today said the area where about 50 human skulls were found at Annigeri in Dharwad district might have been a mass grave some 150-200 years ago.

"It must have been a mass grave 150 to 200 years ago," he told reporters here. "It must have been an abandoned cemetery". He also said they might have been of casualties of a minor battle at the time.

But he stressed that these assumptions were based on preliminary information. "We have not arrived at any final conclusion."

Two skulls have been plucked from the site for a detailed investigation, being carried out by forensic experts.

The government has sought a report from Dhardwad district Deputy Commissioner Darpan Jain.

Some skeletons have also been found at the site.

The skulls were found in a row when an earthmover was being used to remove the silt from a drain on Saturday.


First Published: Wednesday, September 01, 2010, 17:13

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