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ATS releases unclaimed body's sketch

Police suspect the body could be that of one of the perpetrators of the blasts.

india Updated: Aug 24, 2006 21:10 IST

Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of Mumbai police on Thursday released a sketch of the last unclaimed body of July 11 commuter trains bomb blasts victims.

The computer-generated sketch was prepared after forensic experts at Sion hospital made a clay model of the deceased with the help of a commercial artist earlier this month.

Since only the upper torso of the body was recovered with the rear portion of the skull and some part of the face badly damaged, doctors first performed a cosmetic surgery to replace missing facial tissues and bones after which commercial artist Dattatray Bapat prepared a clay model providing a three dimensional glimpse of the victim's face.

Police suspect that the body could be that of one of the perpetrators of the blasts who perhaps blew himself in one of the explosions.

Since the body remains are decomposing fast, the police decided to prepare a clay model and subsequently a computer- generated sketch to have a clear identification of the body even after disposal of the remains.