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Nine days after burial, body of 56-year-old goes missing in Goa

Karim Ahmad Akhtar had been buried nine days ago, but when his family went to perform rituals on Saturday, they found the grave half dug, and the body missing.

india Updated: Mar 05, 2017 12:17 IST
Nida Khan
Karim Ahmad Akhtar had been buried nine days ago, but when his family went to perform rituals on Saturday, they found the grave half dug, and the body missing.
Karim Ahmad Akhtar had been buried nine days ago, but when his family went to perform rituals on Saturday, they found the grave half dug, and the body missing.(HT FILE PHOTO/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)

The body of a 56 year-old man, who died nine days back, was reported missing from his grave in Goa’s Sankhalim village on Saturday, leaving the police and relatives clueless.

The family of the deceased, Karim Ahmad Akhtar, had gone to the grave to perform some rituals, but found it half dug and the corpse missing, said inspector Narayan Chimulkar, in charge of Bicholim police station, under which Sankhalim village falls.

The family members then informed committee responsible for maintaining the graveyard and the police who reached the spot to inquire into the incident.

Inspector Chimulkar said sniffer dogs also failed to help make any headway.

Meanwhile, Sankhalim municipal council chairman Dharmesh Saglani, who was present at the spot when the police arrived, said the civic body will install CCTV cameras inside the graveyard to avoid recurrence of such incidents in future.

“We will also put up proper gates at the graveyard and make sure that the graves are not damaged this way,” he said.