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Skeletons leave labourers horrified

Deepak, Shyam and Vitthal, labourers employed the health department in the local municipal corporation, were horrified beyond words.

mumbai Updated: Jul 12, 2012 00:03 IST
Mohamed Thaver

Deepak, Shyam and Vitthal, labourers employed the health department in the local municipal corporation, were horrified beyond words.


After digging for four hours in Laila Khan's Igatpuri bungalow under the anxious gaze of 300 plus people on Tuesday, the trio came across the skeletal remains that have proved to be the clincher in the year-long case.

Laila Khan, a starlet, and five of her family members went missing in February 2011.

Deepak, who is barely three months into the job, said, "To be honest what happened has still not sunk in. I hope I am not haunted by what I saw."

Shyam is equally terrified, but is more forthcoming with details. "There were two blocks in which the bodies were found. There was a pillow below which we found three bodies. Then there was a layer of tiles that also had three bodies below it."

But it is Vitthal who managed to relate the sequence of events. "When we stumbled upon the first remains, I thought our work was done. But the police told us to keep on digging even after three more (skeletons) came out... By the end of it, we removed six skeletons. I was looking at the man (Parvez Tak) who pointed out the spot. I couldn't stop wondering how he could have killed so many people."