Relatives of victims say police ignored their missing children cases.
“In addition, pieces of human bones have been recovered … the seized materials have been sent to the laboratory for post mortem, individualisation and DNA extraction.”
|Parents of the missing children protest next to
the crime scene after police failed to protect it
All of the victims and those still reported missing come from impoverished families, many of whom are migrant labourers, who say their complaints by police were not taken seriously because they are poor.
A local woman speaking to Al Jazeera said that she believed that there must be more than 500 victims.
“It must be more than 500. If they clean this gutter they’ll find many more,” she said.
CBI officials were cautious to suggest that the new discovery meant the death toll from killings suspected to have been committed over the past two to three years was higher.
A CBI official, who refused to be named, said: “It’s difficult for us to say that the new find means there are more people that have been murdered as the parts could belong to the 19 cases already known about.
“We can’t say for sure until all the DNA and forensic tests have been made.”
Over the past few days, CBI forensic teams have been inspecting in and around the lavish two-storey house and excavators have been digging up drains where investigators believe the majority of the cut up bodies were stuffed.
The CBI said forensic tests of all the skeletal remains discovered would help link them to the missing people and that relatives of the missing and other connected witnesses were being questioned to establish the sequence of events.