Ranchi, Sept. 16: Police have recovered four bodies — three of them have been exhumed from their graves — in three different districts since yesterday.
The bodies of two minor girls, who along with a teenaged girl went missing on last Friday, were exhumed at Bhandargarha village in Latehar today and sent for the post-mortem.
The families had recovered the bodies from a pond in the village on Saturday, and buried them, without informing the police as they presumed it to be a case of drowning. The other girl is still missing.
Cousin sisters Amrita Kumari (4), Anita Kumari (3) had gone to a village haat with their aunt Babita Kumari (16) on Friday evening, but never returned.
The next morning, Amrita and Anita were found dead in a village pond. Police are looking for Babita now.
Latehar superintendent of police Michael Raj said though no complaint was lodged in this connection, the police swung into action after receiving information through different sources.
“It is a sensitive case and we are dealing it carefully. It will be solved soon,” the superintendent of police added.
“It would be too early to conclude anything as we are still clueless on Babita’s whereabouts,” said the investigating officer from Chandwa police station.
Yesterday, police dug out the body of one Rabina Khatoon in Vishnugarh block of Hazaribagh. She was buried on September 7.
The police took the action after her husband Md Sajid lodged a complaint, alleging that she was gang-raped and poisoned on September 6.
Sajid was in Mumbai then, and learnt about the incident from his father on his return on Saturday.
Thereafter, he requested the police to begin a fresh inquiry into the matter.
In Garhwa district, a head clerk of the district collectorate was found dead at a bus shade in Ranka today.
Deputy commissioner R.P. Sinha said a probe had begun into the mysterious death of head clerk Ashok Ram.
“The body has been sent for the post-mortem and we are awaiting the report,’ he said.
When asked about the deteriorating law and order situation across the state, director-general of police Rajeev Kumar said, “The police have begun probe immediately after getting information in all the three cases. In Latehar case, no FIR was lodged, yet we took up the mater. We are doing our job and will solve the cases soon.”