Midnapore (WB): More than a month after
the Jnaneswari Express derailed near Jhargram in West Bengal,
eight more bodies have been identified using DNA test, police
Thirty-nine accident victims are yet to be identified,
The bodies identified yesterday were that of Papri
Mukherjee and her mother Chaitali Mukherjee of Hoogly
district, Sherina Khatun of North 24-Parganas, Amritava
Choudhury of Kolkata, Debjani Mukherjee of Kalna, Mani
Chakraborty of Chhattisgarh, Sunita Gajviye of Nagpur and
Amarjyoti Banerjee of Gujarat.
Officials of Midnapore Medical College and Hospital
said 39 bodies out of the 148 people who died in the accident
on May 28 were lying unidentified in morgues in Midnapore and
The report of Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory
(CFSL) on DNA test of the bodies has been put up at Midnapore
Medical College and sent to the officials at the state
secretariat of Writer`s Buildings, officials said.
The police have been getting in touch with the
relatives of the eight persons.
The Howrah-Mumbai Jnaneswari Express derailed at
Sardiha near Jhargram on May 28 as the railway tracks were
sabotaged by Maoists.