With three women laying claim to the decapitated body unearthed from a burial mound in Nandigram on December 12, police on Friday sent it for DNA and forensic tests to identify the actual claimant.
"We have sent the body for DNA test to Kolkata to identify the actual claimant," East Midnapore Superintendent of Police SS Panda told IANS.
The decapitated body, with severed head and body packed in separate gunny bags, was unearthed from a burial mound at Maheshpur near Nandigram on Wednesday.
Though the decomposed body is yet to be identified, Shyamali Pramanik of Kamalpur village in Nandigram claimed the body was of her husband Haren Pramanik, a Bhumi Uchched Pratirodh Committee (BUPC) supporter, missing since Nov 7.
Meanwhile, two other women - Sumitra Midhha and Annapurna Mondol - also claimed the body as of their missing husbands.
Sumitra claimed the body was of her husband Chanchal, missing since Nov 7. Later, Annapurna also said it was of her husband Mohan.
West Bengal Home Secretary Prasad Ranjan Ray said the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) would establish the identity of the body after a DNA test.