RAIPUR -- A joint team of West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh Police has recovered the bodies of parents of a Bhopal resident, earlier arrested on charge of murdering his live-in partner and entombing her body in his Bhopal house, the police said on Sunday.
"We have found two human skeletons during digging at the family's Raipur house. We will now conduct a DNA test on the human remains. Udyan Das will also be brought to Raipur with court permission and questioned regarding the murder of two elderly persons in DD Nagar police station area in the Chhattisgarh capital," said Raipur Superintendent of Police Sanjiv Shukla, who was present when the two skeletons were unearthed in the city's Sundar Nagar area.
The skeletons were stuffed in rucksacks before these were buried in eight-foot pit, the police said.
One of the human remains still had gold bangles and other jewellery on it, leading to suspicion that it could be of Das' mother Indrani. The other skeleton could be of his father V.K. Das.
Das told the police that he committed the two murders as his parents constantly nagged him regarding his job placement even though he had failed the engineering course which he was pursuing from a private institution. He had not told his parents about his failure in exams.
Das earlier told the police in Madhya Pradesh capital city Bhopal the details of murder of his live-in partner Shweta Sharma (28).
He also told his interrogators that he murdered both his parents in 2010 and interred the two bodies in their Raipur house in a way similar to what he did in the case of Shweta, Madhya Pradesh Superintendent of Police Sidhartha Bahuguna told IANS on Saturday.
A police team was dispatched from Bhopal to Raipur to check the veracity of Das' statement regarding his parents' murder. A native of Raipur, Das was the only son of his parents.
Das had come in contact with Shweta, who hailed from Bokaro in West Bengal, through a social networking site and was living with her at his Saket Nagar residence since June 2016. Both had a fight in December 2016, following which he allegedly murdered her.
He built a concrete platform in his first floor house over Shweta's body to conceal his crime.
The murder came to light after he was questioned by the police after the tower location of Shweta's mobile phone was located to Saket Nagar area in Bhopal.
Shweta's family had registered a missing complaint with Bankura police in West Bengal.
The Gobindpura police said the concrete platform was broken on Thursday night and the body of Shweta buried underneath was recovered.
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