New Delhi: A medical college in Bihar has been found dealing in illegal business of human skulls. A sting operation conducted by a Hindi daily reported that sweepers in a college in Muzaffarpur are selling natural skulls for approximately Rs 8000 to MBBS students.
Cleanliness workers in a hospital allegedly sell the skull to students after removing the flesh from dead bodies with their own hands.
Artificial skulls are available in the market at prices between Rs 15 and Rs 50,000. However, the students buy natural skulls from these sweepers for Rs 8000 to study human anatomy.
During the sting operation, a sweeper explained the process of preserving the skulls. He said that after removing the flesh, the skulls are boiled, left to dry and then stored in a box to be sold in the market.
The sweepers use unclaimed bodies of people who die in the absence of food and medicine. They use bodies of mentally-disturbed people who have passed away or people who have died in accidents.
However, the principal of the medical college claimed that no such illegal business takes place in his institution.