Fossilised dinosaur eggs stolen from museum

Last Updated: Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 21:57

Dhar: Fossilised dinosaur eggs preserved at Fossil Park `Ashmedha` near the historic Mandu town in the district were allegedly stolen by some unidentified persons, a senior police official said here on Sunday.
A case has been registered against unidentified persons under Section 498 and Section 380 of the Indian Penal Code they were found missing from the museum, Dhar`s Superintendent of Police (SP) Bhagvant Singh Chouhan told reporters.

In 2000, researchers found these eggs, lying scattered in the region after which they were preserved in a museum set up by the district administration near Mandu.

A total of 27 eggs were preserved in special glass enclosures and among them, three are missing, the SP said.

Besides dinasour`s eggs, other types of fossils were also exhibited in the park.

District Panchayat Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Srikant Banoth said that the watchman responsible for the museum`s security has been sacked, while park in-charge Dharmendra Mawi has been suspended.

PTI

First Published: Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 21:57

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