Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Puri, Nov 24:
A day after the recovery of 21 human skulls from Kushabhadra river bed under a bridge at Liakhia on the Puri-Konark marine drive in Odisha, the Ramachandi police today detained a sorcerer of Gop area under NImapara police station limits.
Briefing the media, Puri SP Puri SP Ashis Kumar Singh said the sorcerer, identified Padmalochan Mohapatra alias Padia Baba, during interrogation, admitted that he had immersed these skulls and some puja items in Kushabhadra river after the death of his guru.
He said the recovered human skulls and skeletons have been sent to the Forensic Medicine and Toxicology (FMT) department of SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack for examination.
“The investigation is on to find out other angles and involvement of others in the case”, the SP informed.