Bones found during search operation by SIT in Ode village
A few bones were found yesterday from Ode village in Anand district by the SIT during excation of a riot site, sources involved in the operation said.Updated: May 15, 2008, 21:48 IST
A few bones were found yesterday from Ode village in Anand district by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) during excation of a riot site, sources involved in the operation said.
The bones were found from Piruwali Bhagol where a house was burnt down during the 2002 riots, sources added.
The SIT was constituted by the Supreme Court to probe the Godhra train burning and post-Godhra riot cases.
Sources said that ever since the riots, the villagers have been stating that some people were burnt alive in the house.
SIT has been running a search operation since a couple of days at three sites in the Ode village where about 25 people were killed by rioters six years ago.
According to sources, the bones were packed in plastic bags and sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory in Gandhinagar for testing.
The sites, where the SIT is conducting excavation, are Piruwali Bhagol, a step-well in Ode main bazar and a dry well located in Malav Bhagol area, they added.
According to sources, the search is being conducted by local authorities under the supervision of SIT member Shivanand Jha.
Heavy duty pumps are being used to empty the step-well in the main bazar. "We have been pumping out water for three days now. But still there is lot of water to be pumped out," said a district official involved in the search operation.